Last week we extended our thanks to the various KBDi Chapter Committees around the country, and tipped our hats to the members leading these teams as Chapter Chairs.

This week, we’re giving gratitude to our hard-working KBDi Board. This small but dedicated team gives a generous amount of time to our organisation, sharing their professional expertise and experience for the benefit of the industry.

South Australia’s Peter Sveinsson CBD Au leads the group as KBDi President. Peter’s strong attention to detail and organisational prowess ensure each meeting is well planned and productive. Peter’s business management skills and industry knowledge are invaluable to our organisation, and we extend our sincerest thanks for his ongoing time and contributions.

New South Wales designer, Gavin Hepper CKD Au, holds the position of KBDi Vice President. Gavin’s passion for the industry is immeasurable, and his keen eye for collaborative opportunities is helping us forge and sustain excellent relationships with the industry’s most reputable suppliers.

Victoria’s Garrett Hebden has more than three decades of experience in the kitchen, bathroom and interior renovation fields. His business acumen and industry awareness are most helpful in his role as KBDi Treasurer, and we can be assured that the finances of our association are in good hands. Garrett’s positivity and humour are always appreciated in the monthly meetings.

Sharon Terblanche (Victoria) has brought enthusiasm, energy and plenty of bright ideas to the KBDi Board in 2020. Her varied roles in the design and manufacturing industries have given Sharon a well-rounded insight into all aspects of the industry, and her sales and marketing strategic thinking will be of enormous value in the year ahead.

Last but not least, Melbourne’s Rina Cohen rounds off the Board with passion and professionalism. In her thirty-plus years at the helm of Rina Cohen Interiors (now trading as RCI Designs), she has overcome many of the challenges faced by small businesses and learned how and when to celebrate the wins. In her role on the Board, Rina uses this experience for the benefit of us all.

Please join us in extending thanks and appreciation to the dedicated group above. Together, we look forward to making 2021 a year of growth and opportunity.