Merle Hall

CEO at Kinneir Dufort


Merle Hall is CEO of Kinneir Dufort, a world leading user-centred Innovation and product development consultancy.

She has 20 years’ experience in consultancy, an expert in Design Thinking, Strategy and Innovation, launching products and services globally focusing on Healthcare and wellbeing. The team at KD are collectively driven to Design a Better World by creating impactful change and positive outcomes for clients and the people they are designing for.

Merle sits on the boards of the Design Business Association (DBA) and Kerning the Gap, championing women in design leadership, as well as partnering with STEM organisations Teen Tech and the Big Bang, focusing on the next generation of innovators, designers and engineers.

Session: Panel Debate: Designing a Better World