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Our people. Design leaders and thinkers.


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.

Ron Bridgefoot

Group Sector Leader - Health & Wellbeing

Ron has over 35 years experience in planning, design and documentation of healthcare projects across Australia, South-East Asia and the Pacific. His vast experience ranges from strategic resource planning, master planning and concept design through to commissioning.

Adriana Graur

Design Director

Adriana is an experienced Interior Designer and LEED Green Associate who has demonstrated a flair for conceptual design. A design powerhouse with a keen passion for her industry, Adriana’s attitude of curiosity is her strongest driver when it comes to designing meaningful spaces.

Ivana Simkovic

Studio Director Sydney

Ivana is an award winning architect with experience in architecture, urban design and interior design across a broad range of sectors. Her commitment to design excellence shows through her innovative thinking and design review processed to ensure projects achieve the best outcome for the client.

Brenton Mauriello (AM)


Brenton is the Chairman responsible for leading dwp’s group strategy, operations and business development globally. Brenton was honoured to be appointed as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia (General Division) by the Governor-General of Australia for ‘significant service to Australia-Thailand and Australia-ASEAN business relations’ in The Queen’s Honours List, 2022.






Elaine Manipol Galicia

Studio Director Philippines

Elaine is an architect and interior designer with experience across all forms of design and construction. She leads our dwp Philippines studio and brings international experience to the region.

Charlie Kelly

Managing Director Middle East Region

Charlie is an architect with big picture leadership experience who delivers complex, innovative projects, while maintaining focus on quality all whilst leading operations in Asia and the Middle East.

Angus Rose

Studio Director Australia Region

Angus has significant experience in residential, workplace, civic, and urban design projects. He looks beyond the brief to develop planning models and aesthetic proposals aligned with strategic goals and client expectations.

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.

David Stoneley

Design Director - Health Architecture

David has extensive experience in the management and delivery of hospitals and associated health facilities. He has specialist skills in engagement with clinicians and stakeholders during the design of hospitals. David promotes the importance of sustainability in healthcare design and intelligent facility architecture optimising the longer term operational cost and saving energy.

Rebecca Plumsted

Studio Director Newcastle

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

Scott Chapple

Studio Director Brisbane

As the Queensland Studio Director, Scott offers his broad experience of over 30 years as an architect across the education, health, civic, sport & leisure, retail and workplace sectors. This expertise assists him to strongly position our projects within their urban context optimising client expectations alongside design and quality outcomes.

Regis Robin

Studio Director Vietnam

Regis has a master degree in architecture and masterplanning with over 11 years of professional experience, responsible for leading and delivering projects across various countries, ranging over multiple sectors including residential, hospitality, airports, offices, data centers and industrial.

Michael Hegarty

CEO Australia

Michael leads with passion and professionalism. He is an acknowledged architecture industry leader and is active at state and national levels with the Australian Institute of Architects and the Association of Consulting Architects.

Waralak Thongsrikate

Associate Design Director

Waralak supervises a team of designers & technicians and is the key point of contact for the client throughout the project. She has extensive experience with integrated architecture and interior design projects in Thailand and overseas.

Robert Troup

Studio Director Bangkok

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

Rhoda Peng

Business Development Director

With over 10 years of experience in Business Development within the design industry, Rhoda is an experienced studio representative with an ability to build strong client and stakeholder relationships.


Nicole Eadie

Associate Design Director

Nicole has worked within the health, residential and sports and recreation sectors at dwp. She has a practical approach to problem-solving which is underpinned by an excellent understanding of BIM modelling tools.

Neil Carter

Design Director

Neil is an enthusiastic and passionate architect, with a particular interest in sustainability and well being, with over 25 years of professional experience in the UK, Germany and Australia.

Nikorn Challis


Having gained experience working in Santa Monica, California. Along with being bilingual, it has provided Nik with the knowledge and skills to adapt his performance to accommodate different projects. Nik’s passion of wanting to learn about the different fields within architectural design, from hospitality, retail, residential to education. Has given him the opportunity to set personal goals to enhance his philosophy for future design challenges.

Napawan Sophasan

Portfolio Director - Workplace

Napawan is a dedicated interior designer, with architectural background. She has over 20 years international experience, during which time she has been working intensively on a diverse range of design concepts. Napawan’s talents extend through various project types, including hospitality, corporate office, commercial and private residential spaces in Thailand and throughout Asia.
A motivated designer and a team-player, she is able to communicate and work well with people at all levels. Preferring to follow her passion and drive rather than conventional design rules, Napawan is always ready to innovate, taking inspiration from her many other interests.

James Campbell

Design Director - Lifestyle

James has over 25 years of design and project management experience in the hospitality and high end retail sector. He has designed hotels for the world’s top brands and is as passionate about functionality as he is about the overall guest experience.

Yukoltorn Thanasawangkul

Portfolio Director - Community

Project management, marketing, client retention, implementing policy, cost control.
Yukoltorn has over fifteen years’ experience with growing scope in Interior Design. Yukoltorn will work closely with the project team in developing Design Concepts and directing the operational aspects of the project. She will be the day-to-day single point of contact with the group from the Schematic Design phase and will attend all Preliminary Briefing and Formulation Meetings together with the full consultant and construction team nominated for the project.
A result driven, self-motivated and resourceful director with a proven ability to strengthen team members in order to maximize company profitability and efficiency. Able to establish sustainable and profitable relationships with customers and suppliers across the country.

Thomas Meier

Creative Director

Since graduating in engineering and interior design, with a Master of Interior Architecture from the renowned Penninghen School, Paris, Thomas has over 10 years of multi-disciplinary cross-sector experience. An innovative and highly creative ‘self-starter’, Thomas leads projects from visioning and concept design through to completion. He has led the design of significant commercial projects around the world, particularly in APAC and MENA, with an emphasis on large scale public spaces, with highly choreographed visitor journeys and immersive brand experience. Signature projects include Retail and Mixed-use Developments, Hotels, Residences, Corporate Headquarters, Offices, Airports, Universities and Museums. Passionate about storytelling through design and visual narratives, for every project Thomas creates a meaningful project narrative that establishes a brand defining design direction. Thomas is a great communicator, fluent in English and French languages. Skilled in design strategy, project visioning and creative thinking, Thomas brings these attributes to the design leadership of each project together with an understanding of the user experience, co-creation methodology, direction and mentoring of the design team. Thomas keeps up to date with a knowledge of global trends and a forward looking approach to sustainability. With a collaborative approach Thomas ensures that client, stakeholders and design team unite around a strong creative concept to drive the project to a successful completion.


Van Phan Thi Hai

Business Development Executive

Van is responsible for finding and retaining clients, encouraging extant clients to purchase added products or features, and remaining abreast of changes in consumption

Jake Martin

Associate Design Director

Jake’s has a deep understanding of sports, transport and urban planning. His experience in complex buildings has allowed him to become exceptional at large scale building procurement methods and project delivery in Australia.

Stephen Malpass

Senior Project Manager

Stephen has specialised international experience with level contract, pre-contract, bid management, project management and design management.

Christian Barkowski


Christian has gained valuable experience in building design and documentation, particularly in the residential and healthcare sectors. He strives to incorporate originality and design quality into every project and uses architecture as a language to communicate spatial understanding.

Claire Brookman

Associate Design Director

Claire looks for opportunities to innovate and grow as an architect, as well as pushing the boundaries of design and sustainability principles. She has over 20 years experience working primarily on healthcare, residential, educational and commercial projects.

Nampet Petruk

Senior Interior Designer

With a strong interest and active involvement in designing, together with his keen eye for design detailing, Nampet is committed to deliver highest standard of design. Nampet will be responsible for concept design, design presentation through a various range of media, Documentation and Site Construction.

Maryam Ghaedi

Interior Designer

Maryam is an integral part of the Dubai design team by providing creative design concepts and technical support in production of drawings and schedules from concept design through to documentation and on-site supervision.

David Rose

Executive Director

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

Kanidtha Pattanapanitchakul

Associate Design Director

Kanidtha is a dedicated interior designer with over 10 years international experience, during which time she has been working intensively on a diverse range of design concepts. Kanidtha’s talents extend through various project types, including hospitality, F&B, commercial and private residential. A motivated designer and a team-player, she is able to communicate and work well with people at all levels. Preferring to follow her passion and drive rather than conventional design rules.

Rowan Bursey


Rowan has worked on the conception and development of multiple international projects, as a key member of the architectural design team. His architectural experience ranges from multi-residential developments, hospitality, master planning and large scale mixed use developments.

Napong Kulangkul

Associate Design Director

Napong graduated with a Bachelor degree in interior architecture and received a Master ‘s degree from New York School of Interior Design, USA. Before he went to study abroad he was working in Bangkok and gained experience in hospitality and residential field. After he received his master degree in 2010 he started working in NYC as interior designer and gained more experience in Entertainment and casino design. Napong is another key design talent and has worked together with his team seamlessly, delivering large scale workplace projects in Thailand. He will assist our Design Director with design development and planning all specialist areas. He will be responsible for all documentation and detailing as required for technical issues and coordination with the consultant team. Napong will coordinate all design detailing, preparation of specifications, documents, finishes and materials requirements for all workplace areas.

Jaslyn Ng

Senior Architect

Jaslyn’s expertise lies in health, education, commercial and residential projects across Australia and Asia. She can skillfully lead built projects from concept design to construction.

Thosarit Achariyasart

Senior Interior Designer

Thosarit is responsible for various designs, conceptual drawings and layouts. He has extensive hospitality experience; his work includes rooms for the Cabo Beach Hotel, the spa at Cachet Deluxe Bangkok, the lobby and C-Lounge for Cachet Deluxe Cabo and others. Achariyasart has a degree in Interior Design from Bangkok University.

Matanee Osatanukroa

Senior Interior Designer

Matanee is another key design talent and has worked together with her team seamlessly, delivering small and large scale projects in Thailand. She will assist our Design Director with design development and planning all specialist areas. She will be responsible for all documentation and detailing as required for technical issues and co-ordination with consultant team. Matanee will coordinate all design detailing, preparation of specification, documents, finishes and materials requirements for all areas.

Narach Tanakobkul

Senior Interior Designer

Narach has started working as an interior designer and always seeking a unique design solution specific to each project’s time and a place. Narach will be responsible for concept design, design presentation through a various range of media, Documentation and Site Construction. He is driven by passion and dedication for interior and architecture balanced with a sensibility and relevancy to the owner’s objectives

Erol Anefi

Interior Designer

Erol is a creative and passionate interior designer with a collaborative and creative approach to his work. In 2015 Erol graduated Birmingham City University finishing top in his year before starting out his career as a diligent designer.

Vi Truong Lan

Senior Interior Designer

Vi has nearly 10 years of professional experience in Hospitality, Residential & Education. Bringing some methods of design concept in her Master degree study and workplace with coordination skills to all her projects, she has special interest in complex, enhance language of visual communication, impress clients in design process.

Kullapoth Leongsoithong


A strong interest in architecture design, makes Kullapoth an architect who has a passion for building, space, details, and materials through various projects by connecting places with people to improve the quality of life and lifestyle. As a result, Kullapoth is committed to using his skill to deliver a unique design for enhancing the standard of future architecture.


David Brian

Design Director

David has over 20 years extensive design and project management experience, particularly in health, aged care, education and industrial projects. David leads by example; inspiring and motivating others.

Leena Noman

Senior Interior Designer

Leena is experienced in delivering creative and functional interior design solutions across large mixed use, commercial, hospitality and healthcare projects.

Sean Logue


Sean’s focus lies in the healthcare, seniors living and education sectors where his rigorous documentation and eye for detail are the technical complement to his natural flair for design. As a Green Star Accredited Professional, he is passionate about sustainability and efficient design.

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