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Our people. Design leaders and thinkers.


Laraine Sperling

Regional Strategy Director

Laraine joins dwp with considerable experience in the built environment including architecture, interiors, urban design as well as large development projects.  She brings a strong passion for brand, people and culture, which she specializes in coupling to ensure the key ingredient of people + skills successfully meet business purpose.

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Mya Myitzu

Managing Director Myanmar

Mya Myitzu believes creativity is using the arts and innovation to empower people. She turns her passion for the artisan craftsmanship of Myanmar into trailblazing modern interiors that are a true embodiment of dwp’s philosophy of simple, elegant, and timeless design.

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Sarinrath Kamolratanapiboon

Executive Director

Sarinrath is a dynamic design talent with experience in several sectors ranging from workplace to high-end residential and boutique retail projects across Thailand.

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Brenton Mauriello

Group CEO

Brenton is the CEO responsible for leading dwp’s group strategy, operations and business development globally.


Elizabeth Valkovics

Design Director

Elizabeth is an award-winning Interior Design Director with global experience in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. With a background in Fine Art, Elizabeth brings her artistic flair to everything thing she does and transforms her conceptual ideas into exceptionally high quality designs. Her versatility can truly be seen in all of her roles which include design, business relations and project management. 
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Justin Wells


Justin is Director of Middle East studios, utilizing 23 years of global architecture and interior design experience. His leadership, strategic planning and penchant for design excellence brings exemplary project outcomes and strong client relationships.

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Christine Farr

Managing Director Kuala Lumpur

Christine Farr is an established figure in the Architecture and Design Industry and brings a broad understanding and an acute level of inquiry into the arena of commercial design and development. Experienced with a broad diversity of 20 years covering multiple scaled projects in different economies, Christine combines critical design analysis and creative flair to her projects.

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Scott Whittaker

Group Creative Director

Leading with innovation, creativity and energy are the cornerstones of Scott Whittaker’s success.  He oversees design across all projects.



Robert Troup

Managing Director Bangkok

Robert Troup leads dwp’s Bangkok studio, guiding operational management and development of client relationships.

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Elaine Manipol Galicia

Managing Director Philippines

Elaine, an architect and interior designer with experience across all forms of design and construction, leads dwp Philippines.

Kenny Jackel

Managing Director dwp|technology

Kenny Jackel leads dwp|technology. Kenny is focused on developing and implementing new audio visual, acoustics, lighting, IP and control related technologies into architectural projects. He specialises in conceptual design of technology in a wide variety of architectural environments.

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David Rose

Regional Managing Director Australia

David Rose is a highly regarded architect, urban designer and masterplanner with a considerable track record in urban development.

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Philip Gillard

Regional Managing Director Middle East

As Regional Managing Director, Philip is responsible for the overall operation, development and expansion of the business across the region. Philip collaborates closely with the leaders of the dwp design studios in their operational management and development of client relationships and has a wealth of experience in all aspects of developing, directing and managing a global design firm.
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Angus Rose

Design Director - Urban Design

Angus Rose is a registered architect with significant experience in residential, workplace, civic, and urban design projects. Angus has a rigorous, energetic approach to design, looking beyond the brief to develop planning models and aesthetic proposals aligned with strategic goals, client expectations and business models.

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Hilary Spiers

Managing Director Sydney

Hilary Spiers is a registered architect, focused on workplace projects that align business strategy, brand and the physical environment.
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Charlie Kelly

Regional Managing Director

Charlie is an architect with big picture leadership experience who delivers complex, innovative projects, while maintaining focus on quality.

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Stephen Cheney

Managing Director Melbourne

Stephen Cheney is an architect and recognised authority on the strategic planning, design and delivery of community facilities.

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Geoff Street

Managing Director Brisbane

Geoff Street has built an exceptional career as a leading force in quality architectural and urban design projects.

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Ron Bridgefoot

Group Sector Leader

Ron Bridgefoot has over 32 years’ experience in the planning, design and documentation of healthcare projects across Australia, South-East Asia and the Pacific. Ron’s vast experience in the development of public and private healthcare facilities ranges from strategic resource planning, masterplanning and concept design through to commissioning. 

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Scott Chapple

Design Director - Education

As a Design Director, Scott Chapple brings to the role his broad experience as an architect across the education, health, civic and workplace sectors in addition to retail which assists him to strongly position our projects within a community context.

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Rebecca Plumsted

Design Director - Seniors Living

Rebecca Plumsted has over 20 years of extensive design and project management experience gained across diverse projects types. Rebecca is particularly interested in high-quality design for integrated seniors living and aged care facilities.

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