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

Ken is currently serving on Gensler’s Board of Directors and Management Committee. As a Co-Managing Principal of Gensler’s Southeast Region and past Co-Managing Principal of Gensler’s U.K., EMEA and Gulf Regions, Ken is considered a global expert on workplace design and planning, particularly for law firms.

Suzi Sendama
Law - Specialism IP & The Arts

Suzi, a litigator at Mishcon de Reya LLP, advises a wide variety of clients across a range of industries on reputational, intellectual property, contentious trust and general commercial issues. Prior to her legal career, Suzi worked for the international luxury concierge service, Quintessentially and as a football agent licensed by the English FA.

Helen Chislett
SBID National Press

Helen is a journalist and author who writes about design and decoration for the luxury sector, including the FT’s award-winning ‘How To Spend It’ magazine. She also runs her own art consultancy service, London Connoisseur.

David Chang
Founder of David Chang Design Associates International Ltd

David Chang, founder of David Chang Design Associates International Ltd, registered professional members of NCIDQ, SBID, ASID, IIDA, has over 25 years of experience in hospitality and residential interior design and management in both North America and Asia Pacific.

Andrew Butler
Business Development manager for Icon Connect

With over 29 years experience in the hi-fi and audio industry, being part of the first true home cinema centre in London at Zebra AV, Andrew was involved with Cedia at its inception and one of the first people to grasp the Smart Home concept within the interior design industry.

Eleanor O'Kane
Writer and Editor

The editor of eSociety, SBID’s quarterly member’s magazine, Eleanor is keen to spread the word that design can have a positive impact on everyone's lives. With a background in journalism, she edits books and magazines, and writes about contemporary creativity and design heritage.

Giuseppe Paoletti
Financial Executive at EU Commission

Giuseppe focuses on sustainable architecture and interior design, building commercial links between the UK and Italy. He has helped to promote a number of international expositions including the Salone del Mobile in Milan.

Howard Fuller
Water Saving Consultant, Grohe

In 2008, Howard was instrumental in developing an eco range of bathroom products for Grohe. He has worked closely with environmental groups attached to DEFRA to develop water policy for new build developments.

Omar El Faramawi
Asset Finance Manager AIB Bank

Omar is a finance professional with experience at Banks & Finance Houses including Barclays, Lombard & AIB. A well connected SME funder, Omar is a Senior Consultant for the LDF Group growing the London division.

Chris Harrison
Operations Director, British Vispring

With 30 years at Vispring, Chris has been at the forefront of the company’s move to use 100 per cent Platinum Certificated British fleece wool throughout the collection.

Ian Burn
Marketing Manager Camira Fabrics

As one of Camira’s environmental ambassadors, Ian has helped the company gain numerous environmental awards, including a Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development.

Alex Stock
Marketing Manager, Karndean Design Flooring

In his role at Karndean, Alex works closely with the Commercial Sales Director and spends his time with customers and collaborates with industry partners to promote good design and the use of new materials.

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