Presidents

An admired leader of a design genre holds a two 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 skillset and tenacity to further the vision of SBID in setting and raising standards of the profession of interior design.

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

Diana Celella
SBID President

January 2018 – December 2020

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.

Tom Marquardt
SBID President Elect

January 2018 – December 2020

Tom defines interdisciplinary design with a degree in graphic, industrial, and interior design. He applied this philosophy to his studio practice marquardt+, designing corporate/commercial interior projects and high end showrooms. He transitioned his practice to join HDR as a Design Principal and is now Vice President, Director of Interiors for HOK.

Vanessa Brady OBE
SBID Founding Past 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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