David Cook Moves on From Wasps

David Cook Moves on From Wasps
Wasps Studios


After 23 years leading Wasps, our Chief Executive David Cook has decided to move on to pastures new, and will be finishing up before Christmas.


David leaves the organisation on a high note after winning Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Scotland. It was also a big year for the organisation winning Best Performing Social Enterprise of the Year at the Glasgow Business Awards in September and  Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year in November.


David said: "It has been a pleasure running Wasps for so long, working with (literally) thousands of artists over the years, and partnering with some of the country’s best architects to create great workplaces for making art.


Having taken on a small arts charity, deeply in debt, back in 1991, I am very proud of the work I and the staff team have done to transform the organisation into a much larger and self-funding cultural social enterprise, supporting around 1,000 artists and designers day in, day out.  As well as creating award winning buildings like Briggait and South Block, the organisation now owns most of its properties and is on a very solid financial footing.  I’m sure that Wasps will go from strength to strength in the years to come."