About the Board

KBDi is managed by a board of directors with extensive industry experience and design expertise. Their combined skills include a unique mix of business, design and manufacturing experience, and their enthusiasm for our industry ensures that KBDi will continue to be a successful, relevant and engaging membership organisation.

KBDi Executive Director

Royston Wilson CKD Au, CBD Au

Royston Wilson has won many accolades for his work in Australia, and is one of a small group of Australians who holds an international design award, too.  Since 2004, Royston has collected awards from KBDI, HIA and BDAV, with accolades including Best Bathroom Designer, Australia Bathroom Designer of the Year, Best Residential Design Alteration and Addition, and the international award of Best Bathroom Designer in the World.

Royston leads a passionate team of designers at his boutique design practice, Royston Wilson Design, specialising in high level residential and hotel resort complexes.

Recognised throughout the industry as ‘the Bathroom Guru’, Royston brings a vast amount of industry experience and an unrivalled enthusiasm for design to the KBDi Community.

KBDi President

Peter Sveinsson CBD Au

Peter has 35 years’ experience in the building industry as tradesman, Certified Bathroom Designer and Business Manager. He is a founder and CEO of Brilliant SA, a successful home renovation company in Adelaide, specialising in renovation of bathrooms, kitchens and associated interior spaces. As the principal designer, he has also mentored several designers to award-winning success.

A Member of KBDi since its inception, Peter has served on the SA committee since 2007, enjoying the role of Chapter Chair from 2008 to 2013.

Peter joined the KBDi Board in 2016, and was appointed President in 2020. He brings great insight into many aspects of the bathroom and kitchen industry and valuable experience in successful business management. 

KBDi Company Secretary

Sharon Terblanche

Since moving to Australia from South Africa around 13 years ago, Sharon has held a range of positions within the design and manufacturing industries.

Her varied roles have given her enormous insight into all aspects of our field. From sales to marketing, flatpack to custom installations, and design to business administration, Sharon brings a wealth of experience and skills to the KBDi Board.

She has demonstrated her commitment to the industry through active participation in both state and national committees, and is looking forward to joining KBDi in its next phase of growth and development.

KBDi Vice President

Gavin Hepper CKD Au

As the Creative Director and founder of Concepts by Gavin Hepper – a successful design studio specialising in kitchen and bathroom design – and with a qualification in shopfitting and detailed joinery, Gavin brings a unique combination of trade and design experience to his clientele and the broader kitchen and bathroom industry.

The Certified Kitchen Designer has won numerous awards and is eager to give back to the industry that has served him for almost three decades. With his active involvement with the KBDi as Chair of the NSW Committee, and through consulting positions with various industry suppliers, Gavin regularly participates in industry panel discussions and professional presentations. He further contributes to the industry through participation in judging panels and the one-on-one mentoring of designers.

In summary, Gavin is committed to working with industry groups like the KBDi in a mutual effort to improve and educate the industry and ensure it continues to be an innovative, ethical and professional industry for the generations to come.

KBDi Board Member

Rina Cohen CKD Au

 
Melbourne designer, Rina Cohen CKD Au, established her very successful design studio in 1987. During her thirty-plus years at the helm of Rina Cohen Interiors (now trading as RCI Designs), Rina has always seen great value in ongoing learning: she has undertaken extensive study in various areas of design and health, and is passionate about the inter-relations of these two disciplines.
 
Rina has also been a strong advocate of industry engagement, and has actively served on a number of committees. She has overcome many of the challenges that small businesses encounter, and is delighted to be sharing her experience with KBDi and our design community.
KBDi_Board_Ellen Wundersitz

KBDi Treasurer

Ellen Wundersitz

Ellen Wundersitz is the Managing Director of Adelaide-based design and manufacturing company, SpaceCraft Joinery. Ellen works closely with a team of talented designers and highly skilled craftspeople to deliver ultra-efficient services and premium joinery solutions to South Australia’s metro and regional areas.

With a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and decades of experience across all facets of small business management, she has an excellent appreciation for the challenges faced by many KBDi members.

Ellen was active in the SA Chapter Committee that delivered the very successful KBDi Design Symposium in Adelaide in 2017, and looks forward to further contributing to the industry with her position on the KBDi Board.

KBDi_Board_Matt Michel

KBDi Board Member

Matt Michel

Matt Michel is the owner and principal designer of Matt Michel Design. This successful kitchen, bathroom and interior design business has operated in Castlecrag on Sydney’s North Shore – and more recently in Sydney’s Northern Beaches – for over 15 years.

Matt’s 30-year career began with the attainment of a Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design UTS) in 1992 and a subsequent position with a multinational decorative glass manufacturer. He later became an in-house designer for a bathroom vanity manufacturer before moving on to a prominent Sydney kitchen company. Having developed comprehensive product knowledge and extensive design skills in these roles, Matt took the leap to working independently as a ‘Cabinetry Consultant’ and has been happily designing beautiful, award-winning residential spaces since.

Before joining the KBDi in 2016, Matt’s solo enterprise left him feeling somewhat isolated. The organisation brought him industry insight, education and the support of fellow peers, and he looks forward to providing the same reassurance and fellowship to others in the industry through his Board position.

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KBDi Chapter Committees

KBDi Chapter Committees