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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Workplace 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.

David Venables David Venables  Sales Director, UK & Ireland | Start date: 1999

David is Sales Director of KI’s Workplace division and has been with KI for 18 years. During his 30-year career in contract furnishing industry, David has worked on major projects with many large organisations both in the UK and internationally and has specialised within the financial services sector. David has overall responsibility for KI’s project resourcing and implementation. When David is in the office he is normally found dashing from one thing to another. When not at work, David has always sought relaxation through golf however he is now proudly handing the mantle over to his son who has become a low single figure handicap player.
Greg Aspinall Greg Aspinall  Sales Manager - North & Scotland | Start date: 2014

Joining KI in April 2014 with over 20 years' experience in the commercial office environment, Greg has worked for both manufacturers and dealers gaining valuable knowledge in both sectors. His main focus will be to build a strong network of dealers within the region through his passion for customer service and building relationships. Family, football and food are the three staples in life Greg could not live without.
Steve Clarke Steve Clarke  Regional Sales Director - Ireland, SW & Midlands | Start date: 1999

Steve has been in the office furniture and storage industry for 25 years, working in both the UK and throughout Europe. He offers detailed product knowledge to provide client specific solutions that bring the best value to the customer. Recently, Steve has been responsible for supporting major clients such as Amazon and Facebook and has specialised within the hi-tech sector throughout his career.
Paul Mott Paul Mott Major Accounts | Start date: 2015

Paul brings years of experience in workplace furniture to the team. He has joined KI to focus on using his broad base skills to develop partnerships with major accounts, furniture specifiers and dealerships. Outside of work, Paul continues with some of his voluntary work, and has become an avid reader and pupil of leadership psychology and the part it plays in the formation of successful businesses. A keen golfer but with a handicap now going north, Paul loves getting away to the sunshine with his family but has a constant struggle with both his sons being Arsenal supporters and never taking their football tops off!

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Mark Bloomfield Sales Manager - London & South East | Start Date: 2017

Mark joined KI in August 2017, previously Mark was a Business Development Manager where he was responsible for building relationships and securing new projects within the commercial office and education sectors via Architects and Interior Designers. His role within KI is to develop and grow our partnerships with dealers and specifiers across the region. Outside work Mark really enjoys his sport which includes both watching and playing football and golf, plus he really enjoys a fun day out horse racing with family and friends.

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Andrew Cloggie  Regional Sales Manager - North, Scotland & Ireland | Start date: 2018

Andrew joined KI in 2018. He has been in the furniture industry for 25 years working for a number of leading manufacturers. Andrew will be developing KI’s business throughout the North of England, Scotland & Ireland focusing on dealers and A&D. When not at work, Andrew’s life revolves around his family, and he enjoys cooking, clay pigeon shooting and his dog, Lola, not necessarily in that order.

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Magdalena Tym Sales Manager - London & South East | Start date: 2019

Magda joined KI in May 2019 moving from her previous role as the A&D Sales Manager and UK Brand Ambassador for a well-known Italian furniture brand. As an experienced Designer and Project Manager herself, Magda has a proven track record working in the architecture & planning industry. Skilled and trained in AutoCAD, photography and Adobe Creative Suite, Magda has a full appreciation of the many challenges designers face from the feasibility stage through to project completion. In her spare time, Magda is keeping herself busy training for the Duathlon and enjoys cycling, running, scuba diving, swimming and taking beautiful photos. To add to her long list of talents, Magda was also once a diver in voluntary Fire Brigade!

Workplace Sales Support


Colin McCourt Colin McCourt  Supply Chain Manager | Start date: 2013

Colin joined KI in 2012 and has over 20 years’ experience in the contract furnishing industry. As Supply Chain Manager, he manages a team of highly experienced logistics and service specialists whilst also overseeing factory and supply chain performance and relationships. Prior to joining KI, Colin's background was in manufacturing, of which he has over 25 years of experience. His work life started in the seventies as an apprentice in sheet metal working. Colin also had some variety throughout his working career which included restaurateur and hot air ballooning. He continues to enjoy life and the day to day challenges it produces.
Sarah MacDonald Taylor Sarah MacDonald Taylor  Operations Manager | Start date: 2012

Sarah joined KI in 2012 and is responsible for coordinating the manufacture and delivery of major projects. She liaises frequently with our customers, factories and installation teams to arrange logistics, process orders and ensure their smooth delivery. She has previous customer service experience in roles within hospitality, local government and private financial companies. 
Naomi Isaacs Naomi Isaacs  Bid Manager| Start date: 2014

Naomi has worked in the furniture industry since 2014, and previously in interior design on both residential and commercial projects. Starting out at KI on the Sales Support team, Naomi now co-ordinates bids and quotations for KI’s workplace sales team. A passion for fashion and design means that you will find Naomi at the latest exhibitions at the weekend; cooking up something delicious in the kitchen; or trying to break the three mile mark whilst running, although not all at the same time.
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Sarah Deamer  Project Manager | Start date: 2019

Sarah started life at KI on the Workplace Sales Support team before transitioning to the Middle East division where she became Operations Manager. In February 2019, she took on the role of Project Manager to coordinate all aspects of major projects from bid submittal to their delivery and installation. Sarah graduated with a degree in Woven Textiles and has experience in both B2B and B2C furniture sales administration. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys socialising with friends, cooking and running in the sunshine.
Jazmin Taylor
Jazmin Taylor  Sales Support | Start date: 2014

Jazmin joined KI in July 2014 and is responsible for the internal implementation and delivery of major projects from pre-order stage, through placement of order, delivery and installation and day2 service. Her background is very predominantly in art supplies, customer services and logistics. She studied fine art and previously created a curatorial collective. Jazmin spends her free time painting, watching film, going to the gym and savouring a good glass of red.
Marta Kobus Marta Kobus  Sales Support | Start date: 2014

Marta joined KI in 2014, and works closely with our customers and manufacturers to ensure the smooth delivery of projects. Prior to joining KI, Marta spent a few years doing academic research, including the publication of a couple of papers. Other work experience includes finance and customer services within blue chip companies. In her spare time Marta enjoys playing badminton and dancing. Her interests include alternative therapies such as reiki.
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Aaron joined KI in 2016 as the logistics planner. In this role, he works alongside the workplace team and oversees the planning of deliveries and installations. This includes co-ordinating between warehouses, shippers and clients to ensure everything goes as planned. Prior to working at KI, Aaron has had previous experience in the furniture industry, having been part of the sales and customer service team at a domestic furniture retailer. In his spare time, Aaron can be found indulging his competitive nature, whether it be on the football pitch, tennis court or card table.
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Ryan joined KI in 2018. His role includes supporting the workplace team by producing quotations, order processing and ensuring projects are handled and delivered smoothly. Previously he was part of a leading UK outdoor furniture supplier where he strategically developed, stripped down and implemented the daily processes for all departments and aspects of the business. Ryan has a multitude of skills ranging from B2B sales, customer service, IT management, logistics and even carpentry. Outside of work, Ryan is a football fanatic at the weekend, he’s a self-taught drummer & DJ, collects vinyl records and loves to visit friends in Berlin and Frankfurt several times a year.
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Joanna Laverty  Operations Manager, Middle East | Start date: 2018

Joanna started working at KI in 2018 and began on the education sales support team as Team Leader. In September, she took on the role of Operations Manager in the Middle East, liaising with dealers, factories and forwarders. Prior to KI, Joanna has previous experience of customer service roles both in the UK and Austria. She also has previous experience in the Nuclear Material Accounting field thanks to her time in the United Nations. In her spare time, Joanna enjoys learning Japanese, reading, solving crossword puzzles and traveling, with Chiang Mai being her favourite location in the world. 
Christina-Mackenzie-01 Christina Mackenzie  Sales Support, Middle East | Start date: 2014

Christina joined KI in the summer of 2014 as an office junior, and has since grown to join our Sales Support team. Christina provides support to customers in the Middle East alongside one of KI’s major UK accounts. Christina’s role involves liaising with clients, arranging shipments, deliveries & installations, producing quotes and processing orders. Prior to joining KI, she worked for a national hotel company's online reservations department. Outside of work, Christina enjoys life in the countryside, walking her dogs, spending time with her family and socialising with friends.

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  Sales Support, Showroom Manager | 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.
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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!
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.
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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.

How to get in touch with the team


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Email us:
General enquiries can be sent to workplace@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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