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Creating a long-term vision for SBID

The Executive Board is the heart of SBID annual strategy; the principle decision makers of the organisation, responsible for working towards title recognition for the interior design industry, reviewing accreditation policies and steering the professional direction of the body for its members.

The Executive Board is committed to creating a unified approach through each step step in the career from a student to the business decisions, of practitioners. Consulting with senior leaders and professions that influence and interface with designers we combine research not only from the broader industry, but also from members and the wider public. The decisions made by the Executive Board include the impact design decisions within the industry create on the built environment and industry stakeholders for the protection of consumers.

Executive Board

Founded with Trustees and a clunky governance system in 2009 it quickly became apparent that for a forward-facing body, the systems restricted speedy decision making and action. The Board unanimously agreed to amend processes, retaining membership rights but providing the nimbleness required to make swift, measured and well-advised decisions to protect and build on the prosperity of SBID.

In 2013 an independent secretariat was created. The Executive Board was launched, led by leading professionals in law, finance and industry. Collectively the members advise on the day to day issues of running a professional body and and protect the wider public through standards set by our innovative and pioneering strategies. It represents the wider effects and impact both good as well as bad design has on communities, countries, business and individuals well-being.

Presidents

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

Members may propose a leader of a design genre to hold the title, of Honorary SBID President. The vote will be polled at the Members Annual General Meeting.

Each SBID President is an independent trailblazer, championing industry improvement and design excellence. A President has the skillset and tenacity to further the vision of SBID in setting and raising standards of the profession of interior design.

Each term is supported by the immediate Past President for continuity. The President Elect supports the President in office.

Tom Marquardt

Tom Marquardt

SBID President

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Chris Godfrey

Chris Godfrey

SBID Vice President

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Executive Advisory Board

Ensuring creativity with a commercial edge

The Executive Advisory Board comprises of experts; each a leader in their field of expertise. Their experience covers all areas of business, ensuring we remain at the fore of an increasingly global business environment.

David Doyle

David Doyle

Chief Fire Inspector, Westminster Council

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Eva Greenspan

Eva Greenspan

Lawyer /Architect/ Chairman of Planning

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Vasso Petrou

Vasso Petrou

Senior Vice President, Unilever Prestige

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Owen Luder CBE

Owen Luder CBE

Twice-past President of RIBA

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Niall Trafford

Niall Trafford

Sustainability

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Expert Panel

Providing specialist skills and knowledge for growth

Our experts have solid industry knowledge and experience in a wide range of commercial and creative areas. Their guidance helps us to operate at the highest levels across the broad spectrum of interior design.

Kenneth P. Baker

Kenneth P. Baker

IIDA, Assoc. AIA, Assoc. RIBA, Assoc. ASID Regional Managing Principal

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Suzi Sendama

Suzi Sendama

Law - Specialism IP & The Arts

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Helen Chislett

Helen Chislett

SBID National Press

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David Chang

David Chang

Founder of David Chang Design Associates International Ltd

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Eleanor O'Kane

Eleanor O'Kane

Writer and Editor

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Giuseppe Paoletti

Giuseppe Paoletti

Financial Executive at EU Commission

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Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison

Operations Director, British Vispring

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Ian Burn

Ian Burn

Marketing Manager Camira Fabrics

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Alex Stock

Alex Stock

Marketing Manager, Karndean Design Flooring

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Regional Offices

Supporting our members at a local level

SBID promotes industry standards and the value of training to professional interior designers at all levels. Our ten regional offices in the UK and our international office in Ukraine each have a regional director that understands the local culture, threats and opportunities of their region. They represent SBID locally across the UK & internationally to act as your local point of contact for networking with interior design professionals.

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SBID History

The Society of British & International Interior Design (SBID) was founded in 2009 to create professional trading standards of interior designers to protect the wider public.

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Interior Design

SBID Partnerships

On behalf of its members, the SBID has protected, promoted and celebrated the interior design profession.

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, Our Team

SBID Board & Directors

Collectively we have the experience, ability and tenacity to create a valued industry voice locally, nationally and around the world.

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