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Caroline Grainge joins RCA USA Board of Trustees

The Royal College of Art USA (RCA USA) welcomes Caroline Grainge, executive, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, to its Board of Trustees.

RCA USA – with the support of RCA students, alumni and supporters in the US – helps achieve international standards of excellence in postgraduate education for artists and designers which closely aligns with the RCA and its 182-year-old history. 

Since moving from London to Los Angeles, Grainge has remained actively engaged in both the business and philanthropic communities. For more than 25 years, Grainge worked as a senior executive at River Island, which was founded by her father over 50 years ago. 

She is a member of the board for the Bernard Lewis Foundation and serves as a trustee of the Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. She is also a trustee and member of the board of the Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles and member of the board of Los Angeles County Museum of ART (LACMA).

Tim Brown, Chair of RCA USA and CEO, IDEO, said: ‘The RCA USA is a diverse collective and it gives me immense pleasure that Caroline is joining the fold. Art and design thinking is fuelled by new perspectives, and Caroline’s experience and passion will bring fresh ideas, strong ambassadorship and unrivalled opportunities to the RCA USA.’

Caroline Grainge, Trustee, RCA USA said: ‘I’m delighted to be joining the RCA USA Board of Trustees. I am passionate about arts and education – its ability to change media, culture and its profound influence on human development. I’m looking forward to supporting talented individuals to study at the world’s number one art and design university and privileged to be working alongside the RCA’s notable alumni.’


Find out more about RCA USA here.