Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer
has now been appointed chancellor
of London’s famous Royal College of Art (RCA). The Royal College of Art is
world’s best university for art and design. 
Ive is the Chief Design Officer at
Apple, widely recognized as the world’s most innovative and
most admired company.  He is responsible for the look and feel
of all Apple products, from hardware and packaging to the user interface,
as well as major architectural projects including the company’s new campus
in California, known as Apple Park.
Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer has now been appointed chancellor of London’s famous Royal College of Art (RCA). The Royal College of Art is world’s best university for art and design.
In his five-year term as chancellor, Ive
will preside over meetings and help to govern the college. He will not be paid
for his efforts.

I am thrilled to formalise my
relationship with the RCA, given the profound influence the college has had on
so many of the artists and designers that I admire. Our design team
includes many RCA alumni, who embody the fundamental values of the college. I
look forward to advising both the college and students, hoping that my experience
proves useful in their work.

It will be his unpaid position which
begins from July as noted by Business Insider. Ive was awarded a CBE in 2006, received
an honorary doctorate from the RCA, in 2009 and a KBE in the 2012 New Year’s
Honours list.
Paul Thompson, rector of the Royal
College of Art, describes;

It is a great honour to be joined by the
world’s leading designer of his generation, who has produced consistently innovative
and commercially successful technology and design. As chancellor, Jony embodies
the RCA’s ideals of technology and design excellence, inspiring students and
staff, and enabling us to educate the next generation of world-leading artists
and designers.

Source: rca.ac.uk