Education Sales

Jonathan Hindle | Group Managing Director, EMEA | Start date: 1994

Jonathan Hindle is a Chartered Designer who has worked with leading architectural practices and property companies. He is Group Managing Director for KI EMEA, spending the last 23 years founding and building the UK and European operations of KI. The last 12 years have also seen the development of KI's Middle East and Asian operations under Jonathan's management. Jonathan is on the Boards/Committees of many of the principal industry bodies and trade associations and is currently serving as the Chairman of the British Furniture Confederation. Jonathan was the founding Chairman of the Design Guild Mark, and was installed as Master of The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers for 2013/2014, the industry's charity, where he continues to serve as Fundraising Chairman. Jonathan commissioned and was the principal sponsor of the successful new book "Modern British Furniture – Design since 1945", by Lesley Jackson, published by the V&A. 

Kevin Geeves
Kevin Geeves  Sales Director - Education | Start date: 2009

Prior to joining KI in 2009, Kevin gained extensive sales and management experience across a number of sectors including office supplies, printed/online directories and promotional merchandise. As Sales Director for the education division Kevin is responsible for the development of sales into schools, academies and universities in the UK and Europe. Kevin enjoys exploring new cities around the world and has a passion for all forms of motorsport regularly attending major events.
Alison Mallett
Alison Mallett  National Sales Manager - Education | Start date: 2010

Alison has been working in the UK furniture market for over 30 years. Seven years ago she joined KI and moved into education. Alison embraced this fresh direction and in her role as National Sales Manager she is driving new sales into the higher education markets realises her love for new challenges and the larger projects. 


Antony Gatley  Regional Sales Manager - North | Start date: 2016

Having gained over 17 years’ experience in the wider furniture industry including Healthcare, Hospitality and Public Realm, Antony joined KI in 2016. As a Regional Sales Manager for Education, Antony is responsible for the development of sales into schools, academies and universities in the North of the UK. When not spending time with his family or travelling, Antony’s main passion is running Ultra Marathon Races, specifically on the fells and mountains. Amongst many other, he recently completed the iconic Highland Fling 53 mile Ultra Race in the Scottish Highlands.


Jack Lupton   International Sales Manager | Start date: 2017

Jack joined the KI team in early 2017 having gained his experience in the world of Medical Devices; exporting products across a range of countries and continents. His role at KI is to develop and drive sales over the continents of Europe and Africa. Experienced in international sales and the ability to overcome various language barriers, he aims to build strong and lasting business relationships with his international clients. With a passion for all combat sports, when not in the office Jack can often be found in the square circle wearing a pair of boxing gloves and competing in Thai Boxing.


Christopher Beck   International Sales Manager | Start date: 2018

Prior to joining KI in 2018, Chris worked for 7 years as European Sales Manager for the largest British home textile design studio and also gathered sales experience in different roles in France, Austria and Germany. His main focus is on developing long lasting client relations and establishing the brand in collaboration with our distribution partners, whilst ensuring he keeps on top of technical and industry knowledge. In his spare time Chris enjoys spending time with his family and travelling.
Nicola Hoare
Nicola Hoare  Client Relationship Manager  | Start date: 2016

Nicola is at the forefront of an exciting new role within the KI which is growing our sales pipeline by creating project opportunities with both new and existing customers. She joined KI at the end of 2016 following 6 years with a leading UK Tier 1 Telecom provider having been working successfully on acquisition projects for large scale voice, data and cloud solutions. Nicola spends any free time in Europe with her children as she lived in Budapest for 14 years and is currently on target to complete her degree in Psychology. Around her demanding reading schedule she can be found in the gym or handbag shopping.

Education Sales Support

Simon Power-Hynes
Simon Power-Hynes  Operations Manager | Start date: 2011

Simon joined KI in 2011 as a member of its sales support team. He is responsible for managing projects for KI's clients through their manufacture, delivery and installation. He will also assist with any quotation or customer service requests. Before starting at KI he worked in the logistics sector overseeing and planning daily operations for a busy London based company. In his spare time Simon is an avid cyclist and enjoys travelling.


Marinna Oxenham  Sales Support | Start date: 2018

Marinna joined KI in 2018 as Sales Support for the Education team. Marinna’s role involves processing orders and liaising with clients. Prior to joining KI, she worked as a sales administrator for a furniture hire company for five years. Outside of work, Marinna enjoys spending time with friends and family, travelling to new places and attending yoga classes.


Amarpreet Gill  Sales Support | Start date: 2018

Amarpreet started at KI in 2018 as Education Sales Support. She processes orders and liaises with clients. Prior to working at KI Amarpreet worked for a FMCG company for 15 years as a Quality Controller and then Product Technologist. Outside of work Amarpreet enjoys spending time with family and friends, eating out and going to the gym.

HR & Showroom

Katie Kerr
Katie Kerr  PA to Managing Director, HR Manager | Start date: 2012

Katie supports the Managing Director in many aspects of his job, assisting in the day-to-day execution of tasks and longer term projects whilst keeping abreast of all business priorities. Katie does extensive e-mail and diary management and undertakes all administrative tasks for the MD. She arranges travel for the KI team and looks after the company’s HR department. Katie has been a PA at executive level for over 10 years, after graduating university with a physical rehabilitation degree she initially worked in the treatment rooms of numerous professional sports clubs. Unable to cook, Katie enjoys eating out with friends and also spends a lot of her spare time at the sewing machine making clothes and soft furnishings.

Amy Huke Operations Assistant | Start date: 2018

Amy joined KI in 2018 as the Operations Assistant. She supports the Executive Assistant to the Managing Director, provides assistance to the HR department and produces operational reports amongst other tasks. Whilst studying her full time degree in Media & Film at an evening university, she also worked full time during the day. She previously worked as an athletics coach and her passion for fitness means you will always find her in the gym. Amy enjoys travelling to new places, spending time with family and friends and eating out.
Carrie-Anne Woodard Senior Showroom Manager | Start date: 2018

Carrie-Anne joined KI in 2018 as the Senior Showroom Manager. She oversees the day to day running of the showroom and office. She previously worked in an Out of Home Advertising Agency as an Office Manager and was a professional singer many years’ prior. In her spare time Carrie enjoys the occasional singalong, a Chinese takeaway and socialising with friends.
Gemma Scruby
Gemma Scruby  Showroom Manager, Sales Support | Start date: 2011

Gemma is the receptionist and showroom manager at KI. Her role includes answering the phones, greeting clients and generally ensuring the showroom looks pristine at all times. Previous to KI, Gemma was in a similar role but with added sales support. She has a 3 year old son that keeps her pretty busy, but when able to she enjoys catching up with friends over meals out & outdoor activities in the sunshine.

Finance & Accounts

Jeremy McWhinney
Jeremy McWhinney  Operations & Finance Director | Start date: 2001

Jeremy is an FCCA Chartered Accountant with over 15 years’ experience at KI. As Finance and Operations Director, he has oversight across Sales Support, Supply Chain and Finance throughout our operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to KI he had senior finance roles in a variety of sectors including restaurants, publishing and technology start-ups. Outside of work Jeremy retains a keen interest in history and enjoys restoring his 750 year old house.
Thomas Morris-Thurgood
Thomas Morris-Thurgood  Management Accountant | Start date: 2007

Tom has been working at KI since early 2007 and works within the accounts department as an ACCA qualified accountant. His role comprises of producing the monthly management accounts as well as other internal and external financial reports. He also deals with the purchase side of the accounts function. Prior to working at KI Tom gained a degree in Mathematics, helped setup a not for profit organisation and worked in the accounts department for a telecoms company. When Tom is not working he loves to play golf, socialise with his friends and fancies himself as a bit of a bedroom DJ!
Anna Lowczecka
Anna Lowczecka  Management Accountant | Start date: 2011

As Management Accountant at KI, Anna is involved in producing the management reports. She also oversees client invoicing and credit control. Anna is undertaking her ACCA accountancy exams and hopes to complete her qualification soon. In the past, she worked as an office co-ordinator and bookkeeper for a recruitment consultancy firm. In her spare time, apart from studying for exams, Anna enjoys cycling and all forms of dancing.
Krystian Szczerbiak   Finance Assistant | Start date: 2015

Krystian joined KI in November 2015 as a Finance Assistant. He looks after accounts payable, ensuring that all suppliers are paid on time. Shortly after graduating from university, Krystian worked for a media company where he gained his first experience in finance. He is now undertaking ACCA exams to become a chartered accountant. In his free time, Krystian enjoys cycling, horse riding, cinema, catching up with friends, cooking and trying new restaurants.

Design & Marketing

Alex Gifford  Design Director | Start date: 2018

Alex has worked in the workplace furniture industry for over 20 years with several international brands. Graduating from Birmingham University and the Royal College of Art with degrees in manufacturing engineering and industrial design engineering respectively, Alex has worked across product design, branding and marketing. As KI’s design director, he leads KI’s capabilities around client-driven product development and co-creation, design and brand strategy. Outside of work, Alex spends much of his time with his family in Hampshire or tinkering with the house. When time allows he’ll be in any of London’s galleries rekindling a love of modern and contemporary art.

Lee Andrews
Lee Andrews  Design Manager | Start date: 2006

Lee has a degree in Product Design and has worked in the contract furnishing industry for over 15 years. He manages KI’s design and space planning team and is responsible for all design, 3D visualisation, technical illustrations, photography, and CAD planning. He also specialises in client specific tailoring and customisation of product. Lee enjoys sports, particularly triathlon, so most weekends he will be swimming, cycling or running or all three!
Jashu Kerai
Jashu Kerai  Space Planner | Start date: 2012

Jashu joined KI in 2012 as part of a near 20-year career in the furniture industry. She is responsible for the space planning of each bespoke project, producing furniture schedules and quotations to fit the client’s specific requirements. Prior to KI, Jashu worked as a sales co-ordinator & space planner. Outside of work Jashu spends most of her time catching up with family and friends.
Ibraheem Ajagbe   Inventor Designer & CAD Technician | Start date: 2017

Ibraheem joined KI in 2017 as the Inventor Designer & CAD Technician. He has a mechanical engineering degree, whilst assisting and supporting the design team by maintaining and further developing KI’s bespoke furniture space planning design and quotation system using Autodesk’s Factory Design Suite and I-logic programming. Prior to KI, Ibraheem worked as a mechanical design engineer. Outside of work Ibraheem spends his time rock climbing with his daughter, clay pigeon shooting & go-karting with friends. When he is not taking part in activities Ibraheem enjoys watching football, traveling and going to the gym.
Grace Souky   Creative Design Engineer | Start date: 2018

Grace has over 10 years of experience working for product design studios as well as established furniture brands. She holds a master’s degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in New York and a degree in Architecture from Universidad Simón Bolívar in her native Venezuela. Her designs have been featured in exhibitions throughout Latin America, United States and Europe and featured in publications such as Wallpaper* and Architectural Digest. Outside of work, Grace enjoys spending time with her family and dog, travelling somewhere beachy and baking. 
Ellie Farrier   Team Co-ordinator, Product Development | Start date: 2018

Ellie acts as the team co-ordinator to the design team, assisting in the coordination and management of design projects. She supports the management team and design engineers in product development and product introduction. She works with third party supply chain partners, develops detailed project plans and oversees the administration of product testing. Prior to KI, Ellie completed an apprenticeship at a public relations agency and then went on to work at a children’s charity in both the fundraising and PR/Celebrity departments. In her spare time, Ellie enjoys getting outdoors, travelling both the UK and further afield, spending time with her family, walking her dogs and socialising with friends.  
Rishi Mehra
Rishi Mehra  Marketing Manager | Start date: 2014

Joining the team in February 2014 as marketing manager, Rishi is responsible for developing KI’s brand and supporting the sales teams’ business development activities. New to the furniture & design industry, Rishi’s broad marketing expertise has been gained across hospitality, tourism, recruitment, public sector and not-for-profit. Contrary to popular belief, Rishi insists he has not lost his Australian accent despite moving to Milan in 2005 and subsequently to London in 2008. Rarely seen outside his kitchen, the KI showroom is about as far away from East London as Rishi usually gets.
Fifi Cheung
Fifi Cheung  Marketing Assistant | Start date: 2016

Fifi joined KI's Design and Marketing team in early 2016. She supports the marketing manager with digital and print advertisements, website content management, email marketing, company trade shows and other marketing materials. While at University studying her Marketing degree, Fifi worked for a video production company and after graduation she sharpened her marketing skills with a digital agency. Outside of work Fifi enjoys playing badminton, cooking and catching up with friends.

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