An admired leader of a design genre holds a one year honorary title of SBID President

Each President, appointed by the Executive Board, is in their own right, an independent pioneer and trailblazer championing industry improvement and design excellence. A President has the skill set and tenacity to further the vision of SBID in setting and raising standards of the profession of interior design.

Each one year term is supported by the immediate Past President for continuity and President Elect to support the President in office.

SBID President Elect, Tom Marquardt profile for the Society of British and International Interior Design

Tom Marquardt

SBID President

November 2019 – November 2020

Tom defines interdisciplinary design with a degree in graphic, industrial and interior design. He has applied this philosophy to his studio practice and design consultancy, marquardt+ for over three decades, designing corporate/commercial interiors and high-end showrooms. Tom has also been a Design Principal for HDR and Vice President, Director of Interiors for HOK.

Chris Godfrey

SBID President Elect

November 2019 – November 2020

Chris Godfrey is an award-winning Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Chartered Architect with over 22 years’ experience of producing highly-considered and finely-crafted residences for discerning clients. In 2014 he moved to Asia to set up HBA Residential for Hirsch Bedner Associates. Based in Singapore, he regularly returns to London to oversee all projects as the chief designer.

Diana Celella

Diana Celella

SBID Past President

January 2018 – November 2019

Diana is an award-winning designer, Chairman of the Healthcare Panel (HDAC) and Director of The Drawing Room Interiors. She works in both the residential and commercial sector, specialising in healthcare projects. From care homes and dental practices to assisted living and retirement villages, she is recognised throughout the industry as an expert in implementing evidence based design.


Vanessa Brady OBE

SBID Founding President

April 2009 – January 2018

Vanessa is the Founder of SBID and an internationally recognised award-winning interior designer. She regularly speaks on business development and finance overseas on behalf of the UK government for the creative industries. Vanessa received an OBE from the Queen, recommended by the Prime Ministers office for services to Interior Design and the UK Economy.

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