Meet the team

Our people are at the very heart of what sets us apart. Bringing decades of combined expertise to the table, our team of over 3,000 trusted experts help companies make intelligent furnishing decisions. They are committed to building enduring relationships based on integrity, honesty and transparency.

Working closely with our global network of manufacturing, design, logistics and customer service partners, they can help deliver successful workplace strategies. Should our existing portfolio of products not quite fit a project’s unique requirements, the team’s knowledge is invaluable when creating bespoke furnishing solutions.

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Education Sales


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

Jonathan originally trained as an architect/designer before moving into sales and marketing in office furniture and property. He has been with KI since 1994, developing its UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa operations. Jonathan founded the Design Guild Mark in 2007, now the UK’s leading recognition for volume production furniture, textiles and finished surfaces. He also established the corporate membership and fundraising programmes at The Furniture Makers Company, the furnishing industry’s charity and livery company, prior to becoming its Master in 2013-14. Jonathan is also the chairman of the British Furniture Confederation (BFC), the single voice of the furniture, furnishing and bed industries to the UK government.

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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. 

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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.

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Nathan Sheehan  Regional Sales Manager - South | Start date: 2019

Nathan spent 5 years in sales with a furniture dealer before joining KI’s education team in January 2019. Nathan is responsible for the Southern territory, working alongside accounts to assist with growth. When not spending time with his wife and two young daughters, Nathan can be found watching or taking part in some sort of sporting activity, or trying to book the next family holiday.

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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.

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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.

Education Sales Support



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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sarah Schneider Account Co-ordinator | Start date: 2019

Sarah joined KI as Account Coordinator within the sales team. Her role is to assist the Operations Manager with logistics, supply chain issues and process development. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys working on her novel, travelling and taking part in any social events.


HR & Showroom


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Philippa Goodall EA to Group Managing Director, EMEA | HR Manager | Start date: 2019

Philippa joined KI in 2019 as Executive Assistant to Jonathan Hindle’s (Group Managing Director, EMEA). In addition, she is the HR Manager for the London office, working closely with the Operations Assistant. Previous to KI, Philippa worked as a private PA in a family office. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and loves all aspects of fitness and sport, mainly consisting of CrossFit and will always choose to walk everywhere if she can!
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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.
Iva Petrovic
Iva Petrovic  Showroom Manager, Sales Support | Start date: 2019

As the Senior Showroom Manager at KI, Iva is the ultimate organiser of KI’s showroom and office; ensuring an immaculate and vibrant space for visitors / staff and activities. Prior to joining KI, she was Front of House Manager at a major interior fit-out and refurbishment company. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the theatre, taking photographs and eating out.
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  Financial Controller  | Start date: 2007

Tom has been working at KI since early 2007 and works within the accounts department as a fellow member of ACCA. His role is to ensure the day-to-day running of the finance function runs smoothly as well as dealing with regulatory and compliance issues and everything in between. Prior to working at KI Tom gained a degree in Mathematics and helped setup a not for profit organisation. 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.
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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


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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!
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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.
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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. 
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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.  

Marketing


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.

How to get in touch with the team


Call us:
To speak with any of our office-based team members, please call reception on +44 (0)1908 317 766

Email us:
General enquiries can be sent to education@kieurope.com

To email any of the team directly, please note that our email addresses are in the following format:
first initial + surname @kieurope.com

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