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 Board President

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 to the Board of KBDi a vast amount of industry experience and an unrivalled enthusiasm for design.

KBDi Board Member

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 was appointed to the KBDi Board in 2016, bringing insight into many aspects of the bathroom and kitchen industry and valuable experience in successful business management.

KBDi Board Member

Greg Grant CKD Au

Greg has over 35 years’ experience in the building industry.  Greg joined his family cabinetmaking business in 1979, and went on to take over management and progress the company to a reputable and successful business employing 25 staff and specialising in the design, manufacture and installation of bathrooms and kitchens in new and existing homes.

Greg sold the business in late 2008, and has enjoyed working on various property developments since then. Eager to stay in the industry and keep his kitchen certification active, Greg relished the opportunity to take on freelance kitchen and bathroom design, and continue his involvement with KBDi as the Queensland Chapter Chair.

In January 2016, Greg was appointed to the role of Interim Executive Officer of KBDi, and was subsequently appointed as Executive Director in October of the same year.  He brings to the Board a wealth of business experience in the design and manufacture of kitchens and bathrooms, and a genuine interest in bettering the industry that has served him well for his entire working life.

KBDi Board Member

Garrett Hebden

Garrett is the Company Owner and Managing Director of Better Bathrooms and Kitchens, a highly successful kitchen and bathroom renovation company in Ascot Vale, Melbourne. He has over 35 years’ experience in the kitchen, bathroom and interior renovation design field, and demonstrates his commitment to the industry with active member representation of both the HIA (where he currently serves as a committee member) and the Building Practitioners Board.

Garrett has won numerous design awards recognising the quality of his design and workmanship, and has enjoyed being on the other side of the awards process, judging the HIA Victoria Kitchens & Bathrooms Awards.

Garrett brings a great business mind and extensive industry know-how to the KBDi Board.

KBDi Board Member

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

Albert Zarb CKD Au

Albert commenced his career as a cabinetmaker in the seventies, before progressing into building and business management as the director of the very successful Mint Kitchen Group. Albert is the proud owner of two stunning design showrooms in Melbourne, and has a great passion for design and the industry as a whole.

Albert has served on various industry committees including HIA, FurnITAC and FITAG, and enjoyed the role of KBDi Victorian Chapter Chair from 2009 to 2013.

Albert was appointed to the KBDi Board in 2013, sharing his knowledge and a well-rounded perspective from a design, manufacturing and business point of view.

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