Australasian design group MODE announces the appointment of senior staff
in key roles to support its growing team and capabilities throughout
Australasia. MODE operates nine studios in Australia and New Zealand.
The new appointments include Edward Lynch as National Director, Martine
Menerey as Director of Operations and Stuart Young as Director.
Edward Lynch is a highly experienced and well-known design business
executive, who has joined MODE following a decade-long career with a global
multi-disciplinary consultancy. Mr Lynch’s extensive three-decade career spans
the architecture, design, engineering and construction industries in Australia,
the Americas and throughout Asia and the Middle East. Appointed to the newly
created position of National Director at MODE, he brings with him an
enthusiastic and strategic approach to business and design management as well
as experience and skills in urban design and community generation.
Managing Principal Rhonan O’Brien comments that Edward will support
MODE’s growth consolidation in Australasia, and assist in the strategic
expansion of the design group in various international markets through existing
MODE also promoted a total of nine senior staff in 2014 to help provide
the necessary leadership to foster growth and change.
Chief Operations Officer, Martine Menerey has been promoted to
Director of Operations. Martine works closely with the group’s leaders overseeing
and guiding business management and strategic planning nationally. As COO, she
has driven many of MODE’s successes in developing relationships with a variety
of new national client groups.
Associate and leading correctional designer Stuart Young has
been promoted to Director, supporting MODE’s Justice team expansion with the
recent appointment to a number of secure environment projects in Australia and
New Zealand last year.
MODE’s Sydney and Darwin offices also welcome the promotion of Studio
Directors Paul Oreshkin and Dr David Bridgman to fill newly
created roles as design mentors and client relationship managers within these
One of the Asia-Pacific’s fastest growing design practices, MODE employs
more than 100 talented professionals and offers a range of specialist design
and management solutions for projects in the wellness, lifestyle, community,
justice and infrastructure sectors.