Q: What’s the best thing about being the Managing Director for PDT Architects?
I am incredibly proud of our culture. We have an amazing team of diversely talented individuals who are incredibly generous about sharing their time and knowledge with each other. I think that type of comradery is special. It makes work a pleasure.
Q: What made you pursue Interior Design? What do you love about it?
Like anyone in this industry I have a genuine love of well-designed buildings and spaces. More than that, I enjoy the process of design and the infinite possibilities. I can spend lengthy periods of time examining tiny details and researching materials. I have always enjoyed the planning aspect of a project – making a space work in a two-dimensional form is intensely satisfying.
Q: What motivates you?
I love challenges and learning and this role has kept me busy with both. I have had to develop a new set of business skills over time for my role and this has been rewarding. I still enjoy researching and reading about business management.
Q: What keeps you busy away from work?
My family. We have three daughters who live busy lives and I seem to spend most of my free, (if you could call it that), time running after them. I really enjoyed the down time over Christmas.
Q: What is your favourite holiday destination?
I went to Stockholm a few years ago and absolutely fell in love with its charm. It was summer and I was there for a week by myself so that may have had something to do with it? I am going back with my family around Christmas this year so it will be interesting to see the city in a completely different season.
Closer to home we have spent two weeks at Mooloolaba every year since the girls were born. We all really look forward to that every year.
Q: What book are you currently reading?
I am one of those people who usually have a few books on the go, both fiction and non-fiction. For some reason, I have an immense interest in Tudor history and so there is always a book about that on my bedside table. I have also just started “The Mandibles” by Lionel Shriver. I thought her book, “We Need to Talk About Kevin” incredibly well written although quite disturbing.