Fender Katsalidis has announced a slew of new promotions, with the practice elevating 11 team members to Associate positions, in a bid to further the opportunities of its existing staff as opposed to looking externally.

The promotions have been made include architects and interior designers, but also a number of managerial positions including operations, finance and marketing. The latter have been promoted to Associate positions as well, to support the career paths of those key members of staff.

The move is part of Fender Katsalidis’ commitment to recognising all team members, where key functions of supporting and guiding the business are integral to the success of the national brand, client service excellence and leading-edge design outcomes.

The team members promoted to Associate are: Catherine Allington, Trevor Fowler, Jay Griffin and Nicole Zeng in the Sydney studio, Chelsea Chang, Hayley Cleeland, Peta Michaelides, Adam Murray, David Robinson and Andrew Samuel in Melbourne and Nuno Dias in Brisbane.

Fender Katsalidis Managing Director Mark Murphy says the promotions have been made to nurture the careers and subsequent opportunities of those elevated to the Associate position.

“We congratulate these 11 talented individuals and formally welcome them into our leadership team. With the support of the wider leadership group, they will continue their learning and career development and play a greater role in mentoring and guiding the firm’s future direction,” he says. 

“Our operations and management team members are all long-standing and incredibly valued contributors to the evolution of our national practice, working in close collaboration with our professional team. We believe that the strongest leadership team incorporates all those working toward design excellence, which extends to those in support of our architects and designers at all levels.”

The string of promotions reinforces the national FK team and operations, as the practice continues to grow its project portfolio across Australia and internationally. 

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