Our People

Design leaders
and thinkers 

15 locations, 450 people worldwide.

Our Leaders

  • Email: l.lorrimer@dwpsuters.com
    Phone: +61 2 8569 5000
    Leone Lorrimer CEO

    With over 25 years of local and international experience Leone Lorrimer is a major projects architect and strategic planner. She brings expert knowledge to every project, providing international context to project direction and decision-making. As CEO, Leone’s strong strategic and leadership skills are critical to her management of client relationships, design quality and excellence in project delivery.

    Leone Lorrimer CEO

    With over 25 years of local and international experience Leone Lorrimer is a major projects architect and strategic planner. She brings expert knowledge to every project, providing international context to project direction and decision-making. As CEO, Leone’s strong strategic and leadership skills are critical to her management of client relationships, design quality and excellence in project delivery.

  • Bruce Hatchman Chairman

    Bruce is a skilled strategist who provides strong commercial insight, maintenance of sound fiscal governance and guides the delivery of dwp|suters’ Strategic Vision. With over 40 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant, he has valuable experience mentoring businesses in strategy direction and implementation.

    Bruce Hatchman Chairman

    Bruce is a skilled strategist who provides strong commercial insight, maintenance of sound fiscal governance and guides the delivery of dwp|suters’ Strategic Vision. With over 40 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant, he has valuable experience mentoring businesses in strategy direction and implementation.

  • Email: s.cheney@dwpsuters.com
    Phone: +61 3 9418 3333
    Mobile: +61 407 178 041
    Stephen Cheney Managing Principal VIC

    Stephen Cheney is an architect and recognised authority on the strategic planning, design and construction of community facilities. He has an impressive 25 year track record of projects including libraries, leisure centres, town centres, schools and other community infrastructure. Stephen is respected for his innovative approach to masterplanning, feasibility and operations.

    Stephen Cheney Managing Principal VIC

    Stephen Cheney is an architect and recognised authority on the strategic planning, design and construction of community facilities. He has an impressive 25 year track record of projects including libraries, leisure centres, town centres, schools and other community infrastructure. Stephen is respected for his innovative approach to masterplanning, feasibility and operations.

  • Email:g.street@dwpsuters.com
    Phone: +61 7 3229 9883
    Mobile: +61 408 611 610 
    Geoff Street Managing Principal QLD

    Geoff Street has built an exceptional career as a strong architectural leader and manager over 30 years of experience. Under his direction dwp|suters has successfully delivered numerous significant projects. Our teams benefit from Geoff’s leadership especially in design and planning of facilities for tertiary education, health, laboratories and multi-unit residential projects. 

    Geoff Street Managing Principal QLD

    Geoff Street has built an exceptional career as a strong architectural leader and manager over 30 years of experience. Under his direction dwp|suters has successfully delivered numerous significant projects. Our teams benefit from Geoff’s leadership especially in design and planning of facilities for tertiary education, health, laboratories and multi-unit residential projects. 

  • Email: d.rose@dwpsuters.com
    Phone: +61 2 4926 5222
    Mobile: +61 2 407 458 134 
    David Rose Managing Principal NSW

    David Rose is a highly regarded architect, urban designer and masterplanner who has made significant contribution to the shape of urban development. For over 30 years, he has been a significant contributor to the design and procurement of major projects by dwp|suters with a key focus on understanding the ‘big picture’ aspects of development. 

    David Rose Managing Principal NSW

    David Rose is a highly regarded architect, urban designer and masterplanner who has made significant contribution to the shape of urban development. For over 30 years, he has been a significant contributor to the design and procurement of major projects by dwp|suters with a key focus on understanding the ‘big picture’ aspects of development. 

  • Email: s.pearse@dwpsuters.com
    Phone: +61 2 8569 5012
    Mobile: +61 439 452 087
    Steve Pearse Managing Principal Sydney

    Steve Pearse is a highly skilled architect with over 30 years of experience as a designer and architectural leader. Steve leads our workplace projects nationally and as a hands on architect, with an enquiring approach, he passionately embraces research and innovation and is driven by the ambition to deliver the best possible result for his client, building users and the environment.  His high quality urban design and architecture has resulted in many design competitions wins and awards.

    Steve Pearse Managing Principal Sydney

    Steve Pearse is a highly skilled architect with over 30 years of experience as a designer and architectural leader. Steve leads our workplace projects nationally and as a hands on architect, with an enquiring approach, he passionately embraces research and innovation and is driven by the ambition to deliver the best possible result for his client, building users and the environment.  His high quality urban design and architecture has resulted in many design competitions wins and awards.

  • Email: r.quinn@dwpsuters.com
    Phone: +61 3 9418 3333
    Mobile: +61 409 508 813 
    Rebecca Quinn Chief Operating Officer

    Rebecca Quinn is a Chartered Accountant with a strong background in corporate finance, analysis, risk management and audit services. She works closely with our CEO and senior leadership team to ensure the sound financial management of our practice and she manages all internal and external reporting requirements.

    Rebecca Quinn Chief Operating Officer

    Rebecca Quinn is a Chartered Accountant with a strong background in corporate finance, analysis, risk management and audit services. She works closely with our CEO and senior leadership team to ensure the sound financial management of our practice and she manages all internal and external reporting requirements.

  • Email: m.mcgrath@dwpsuters.com Phone: +61 3 9418 3312 Mobile: +61 409 049 124
    Mike McGrath Sport + Leisure Leader

    Mike McGrath is a unique architect who combines superior design skills with project management expertise, specialising in all types of projects for sport, recreation, aquatics and community.  With in depth knowledge of complex sporting facilities, he offers innovative solutions to planning challenges and is recognised for his contract delivery.  He is very experienced in the redevelopment of existing facilities and the incorporation of high performance environmentally sustainable design.

    Mike McGrath Sport + Leisure Leader

    Mike McGrath is a unique architect who combines superior design skills with project management expertise, specialising in all types of projects for sport, recreation, aquatics and community.  With in depth knowledge of complex sporting facilities, he offers innovative solutions to planning challenges and is recognised for his contract delivery.  He is very experienced in the redevelopment of existing facilities and the incorporation of high performance environmentally sustainable design.

  • Email: h.spiers@dwpsuters.com Phone: +61 2 8569 5030 Mobile: +61 408 001 778
    Hilary Spiers Workplace Leader

    Hilary Spiers is a Principal of our practice with over 20 years experience delivering quality projects stemming from strong client engagement and tight management of multi disciplinary teams. She is enthusiastic about producing functional, efficient and well designed workplaces that enhance each organisation’s brand through design.  Hilary’s goal is to build a strong workplace practice across all industry types, including bank branch rollouts, interior office fit outs, base building refurbishments and adaptive reuse projects. 

    Hilary Spiers Workplace Leader

    Hilary Spiers is a Principal of our practice with over 20 years experience delivering quality projects stemming from strong client engagement and tight management of multi disciplinary teams. She is enthusiastic about producing functional, efficient and well designed workplaces that enhance each organisation’s brand through design.  Hilary’s goal is to build a strong workplace practice across all industry types, including bank branch rollouts, interior office fit outs, base building refurbishments and adaptive reuse projects. 

  • Email: s.chapple@dwpsuters.com Phone: +61 7 3229 9883
    Scott Chapple Retail Leader

    As our Retail Leader Scott Chapple brings to the role his broad experience as an architect across the education, health, civic and workplace sectors in addition to retail which assists him to firmly position our retail offering within a community context.  He understands urban design and masterplanning issues for community and mixed use developments.  Scott is passionate about socially responsible architecture and has extensive knowledge in integrating environmentally sustainable initiatives into our projects.

     

    Scott Chapple Retail Leader

    As our Retail Leader Scott Chapple brings to the role his broad experience as an architect across the education, health, civic and workplace sectors in addition to retail which assists him to firmly position our retail offering within a community context.  He understands urban design and masterplanning issues for community and mixed use developments.  Scott is passionate about socially responsible architecture and has extensive knowledge in integrating environmentally sustainable initiatives into our projects.

     

  • Email: e.clode@dwpsuters.com Phone: +61 2 4926 5222 Mobile: +61 408 689 868 
    Ed Clode Civic Leader

    As Principal in charge of Major Projects, Ed Clode consistently demonstrates his capacity to manage every aspect of major, complex projects from client inception through the design, documentation and construction phases. With over 30 years of practice as an architect in our practice, he has particularly strong expertise in health, civic and community projects. His career also includes a wide range of significant cultural, commercial and institutional projects. Ed leads our Civic sector and works with all our studios, encouraging and guiding staff at every level.

    Ed Clode Civic Leader

    As Principal in charge of Major Projects, Ed Clode consistently demonstrates his capacity to manage every aspect of major, complex projects from client inception through the design, documentation and construction phases. With over 30 years of practice as an architect in our practice, he has particularly strong expertise in health, civic and community projects. His career also includes a wide range of significant cultural, commercial and institutional projects. Ed leads our Civic sector and works with all our studios, encouraging and guiding staff at every level.

  • Email: s.francis@dwpsuters.com Phone: +61 3 9418 3353 Mobile: +61 417 450 212 
    Scott Francis Seniors Living Leader

    During his 20 year career, Scott’s experience has focussed on the seniors living, community and education sectors, both in Australia and London.  As leader of our national Seniors Living team, he has developed expert understanding of the important issues to be considered when planning facilities for retirement living and for aged care. Scott regards designing for older people as a privilege and he integrates careful planning and high quality detail into each project to create contemporary, thoughtful, considered developments. As an acknowledged expert, his knowledge is widely valued by the industry; he regularly speaks at conferences and is on the PCA Retirement Living Committee.

    Scott Francis Seniors Living Leader

    During his 20 year career, Scott’s experience has focussed on the seniors living, community and education sectors, both in Australia and London.  As leader of our national Seniors Living team, he has developed expert understanding of the important issues to be considered when planning facilities for retirement living and for aged care. Scott regards designing for older people as a privilege and he integrates careful planning and high quality detail into each project to create contemporary, thoughtful, considered developments. As an acknowledged expert, his knowledge is widely valued by the industry; he regularly speaks at conferences and is on the PCA Retirement Living Committee.

  • Email: scott.w@dwp.com
    Scott Whittaker dwp Executive Director

    Educated in Australia with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Scott moved to Asia in 1994, and, together with his business partners, transformed dwp into an award winning, pan-Asian design practice. Innovation, creativity and energy are the cornerstones of Scott’s success. As leader of our Lifestyle portfolio, Scott oversees and contributes to the success of projects across industries and disciplines, injecting enthusiasm into every single venture. Scott is skillfully able to translate clients’ visions into cutting edge designs, whilst simultaneously maintaining and strengthening the creative vision, design standards and design direction for the group. 

    Scott Whittaker dwp Executive Director

    Educated in Australia with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Scott moved to Asia in 1994, and, together with his business partners, transformed dwp into an award winning, pan-Asian design practice. Innovation, creativity and energy are the cornerstones of Scott’s success. As leader of our Lifestyle portfolio, Scott oversees and contributes to the success of projects across industries and disciplines, injecting enthusiasm into every single venture. Scott is skillfully able to translate clients’ visions into cutting edge designs, whilst simultaneously maintaining and strengthening the creative vision, design standards and design direction for the group. 

  • Email: b.mcharg@dwpsuters.com Phone: +61 2 8569 5028
    Belinda McHarg Senior Associate

    Belinda McHarg has over 15 years of experience, particularly in diverse education, retail and residential projects.  Her experience in client briefing, project design, cost control, leading documentation teams, consultant coordination and contract administration is excellent.  Belinda works through options with clients to find effective, innovative solutions tailored to meet the brief and deliver exceptional project outcomes.  Belinda's skills were vital during her recent secondment to Lendlease where she collaborated as a key member of the Macarthur Square Redevelopment team.

    Belinda McHarg Senior Associate

    Belinda McHarg has over 15 years of experience, particularly in diverse education, retail and residential projects.  Her experience in client briefing, project design, cost control, leading documentation teams, consultant coordination and contract administration is excellent.  Belinda works through options with clients to find effective, innovative solutions tailored to meet the brief and deliver exceptional project outcomes.  Belinda's skills were vital during her recent secondment to Lendlease where she collaborated as a key member of the Macarthur Square Redevelopment team.

  • Email: d.brian@dwpsuters.com Phone: +61 7 3229 9883 Mobile: +61 407 962 483
    David Brian Senior Associate

    David Brian has over 15 years experience as an architect and project manager. He leads our industrial sector, and works with all our studios to lead innovation, research and management of industrial projects. He has a rich background of industrial projects and has played a key role in leading and delivering industrial developments during his career including laboratories, warehouses, cold storage, food processing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and logistics developments.  

    David Brian Senior Associate

    David Brian has over 15 years experience as an architect and project manager. He leads our industrial sector, and works with all our studios to lead innovation, research and management of industrial projects. He has a rich background of industrial projects and has played a key role in leading and delivering industrial developments during his career including laboratories, warehouses, cold storage, food processing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and logistics developments.  

  • Email: h.mcqueen@dwpsuters.com Phone: +61 3 9418 3333
    Heather McQueen Associate

    Heather McQueen is an experienced project leader who specialises in the documentation and management of medium to large scale education, community projects with key strengths in incorporating specialist sports and learning facilities into education environments. She manages our Melbourne studio, focusing on effective work practices and resourcing, while fostering our high ethical and quality standards. 

    Heather McQueen Associate

    Heather McQueen is an experienced project leader who specialises in the documentation and management of medium to large scale education, community projects with key strengths in incorporating specialist sports and learning facilities into education environments. She manages our Melbourne studio, focusing on effective work practices and resourcing, while fostering our high ethical and quality standards. 

  • Email: k.daunt@dwpsuters.com
    Phone: + 61 2 4926 5222
    Katherine Daunt Associate

    Katherine Daunt’s recent project work has predominantly been in health, civic, workplace and residential sectors.   She has practical experience in all aspects of project delivery including management, design, documentation, consultant coordination and contract administration. As Manager of our Newcastle studio, Katherine ensures efficient, effective resourcing of projects.

    Katherine Daunt Associate

    Katherine Daunt’s recent project work has predominantly been in health, civic, workplace and residential sectors.   She has practical experience in all aspects of project delivery including management, design, documentation, consultant coordination and contract administration. As Manager of our Newcastle studio, Katherine ensures efficient, effective resourcing of projects.

  • Email: h.knowles@dwpsuters.com
    Phone: +61 3 9418 3367
    Mobile: +61 458 219 201 
    Heather Knowles National Marketing Manager

    Heather Knowles has over 15 years experience as a marketer with highly developed skills in brand management, communications, business development, image management and PR. Heather supports our business objectives for growth as a brand and as a national practice. 

    Heather Knowles National Marketing Manager

    Heather Knowles has over 15 years experience as a marketer with highly developed skills in brand management, communications, business development, image management and PR. Heather supports our business objectives for growth as a brand and as a national practice. 

  • Email: b.ali-khan@dwpsuters.com
    Phone: +61 2 8569 5039
    Bobby Ali-Khan National Business Development Manager

    Bobby has extensive international and local business management expertise in architecture, facilitilies management, manufacturing, sustainability strategy, and workplace performance leading sales and marketing teams. Responsible for business development strategy and implementation across all market sectors working closely with the CEO and national executive.

    Bobby Ali-Khan National Business Development Manager

    Bobby has extensive international and local business management expertise in architecture, facilitilies management, manufacturing, sustainability strategy, and workplace performance leading sales and marketing teams. Responsible for business development strategy and implementation across all market sectors working closely with the CEO and national executive.

  • Email: m.abrahams@dwpsuters.com
    Phone: +61 2 4926 5222
    Mobile: +61 419 122 806 
    Mark Abrahams National BIM Manager

    Mark Abraham has a vision to align design with innovation. With over 20 years extensive experience with leading architectural practices in Sydney and London, Mark has developed an impressive portfolio both locally and internationally. His broad project and technical experience, applies leading edge BIM technology successfully to our projects. 

    Mark Abrahams National BIM Manager

    Mark Abraham has a vision to align design with innovation. With over 20 years extensive experience with leading architectural practices in Sydney and London, Mark has developed an impressive portfolio both locally and internationally. His broad project and technical experience, applies leading edge BIM technology successfully to our projects. 

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