It was because of its ambitious plans that the museum's board of trustees chose Deyan Sudjic as the new director, who has experience in both organizing exhibitions and managing cultural institutions. He succeeds Alice Rawsthorn, who resigned in January 2006 due to a disagreement with the board of trustees.
Sudzic was born in London in 1952 to a family of Yugoslav immigrants. In 1976 he graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in architecture. He then took up teaching, exhibitions and criticism. In 1983 he founded Blueprint magazine, which he managed until 1997. From 2000-2004, Sudzic was editor of Domus magazine.
Back in 1990, he started writing for the Guardian newspaper and is now an architecture critic for the weekly Observer. Sudzhych is the author of many popular books on the problems of modern architecture - "The Edifice Complex - How the Rich and Powerful Shape the World" (2005), "Architecture and Democracy" (2001), "The 100 Mile City" (1993), "The Architecture Pack (1996), Cult Objects: The Complete Guide to Having It All (1985), and monographs on John Pawson, Ron Arad, and Richard Rogers.
In 2002, Sudzic was the curator of the Venice Architecture Biennale. He is also currently Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Architecture and Design at Kingston University in London.