25 Jul 23

Six new Principals announced at Woods Bagot

Global architecture studio Wood Bagot (W-B) has promoted six senior high-performing staff to the position of Principal in its Dubai, Singapore, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide studios.

Brisbane led the way with David Lee and Studio Chair Kirsti Simpson attaining Principal status. Tim Davies (Dubai), Edwina Bennett (Adelaide), Neil Hill (Sydney) and Rosie Oliver (Singapore) were also recognised for their leadership with promotion to Principal.

“These leaders bring a wealth of experience, creativity, and passion that will continue to elevate our Global Studio and strengthen our position as a global leader in the industries within which we work,” said Woods Bagot CEO Nik Karalis.

“We are confident that our newly appointed Principals will provide exceptional leadership, inspiring our teams to push boundaries and deliver extraordinary results.”

David Lee

David has been with Woods Bagot for more than 14 years, building an impressive portfolio including Heritage Lanes 80 Ann Street in Brisbane’s CBD and The Standard in South Brisbane, where he has other work under way. He is the lead design architect for the studio and specialises in Multi-Residential and Workplace Architecture.

Edwina Bennett

Based in Adelaide, Edwina is an advocate for people-centric design as Global Health Sector Leader at Woods Bagot. In a distinguished career, she has worked across health and life sciences, education, defence, commercial, hospitality, and large-scale residential. At present, her major focus is the new Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Kirsti Simpson

In her home city of Brisbane and beyond, Kirsti has forged a reputation as one of Australia’s foremost exponents of Commercial Architecture and Workplace design and was recently appointed Global Leader – Workplace Interiors for Woods Bagot. Kirsti is also the Brisbane Studio Chair and is playing a crucial role for the business ahead of the 2032 Brisbane Olympics.

Neil Hill

Neil is Regional Transport Leader for Woods Bagot in Australia & NZ and fundamental to the design of major projects including Central Station Sydney, Crows Nest Station Sydney, Morley-Ellenbrook Line in Perth and Western Sydney International Airport. He is currently working on a major international transport project.

Rosie Oliver

Rosie has led the Singapore studio to great success since joining more than two years ago, growing its Workplace Interiors and Retail business. Specialising in Architectural Interiors, Rosie has worked with some of the world’s best-known brands, delivering workplaces for Twitter, Swiss Re, Riot Games and Rio Tinto.

Tim Davies

Life has come full circle for Tim, who recently returned to Dubai – the place his career began more than 20 years ago. Tim has a talent for managing large complex projects and is passionate about the design of commercial towers, luxury hotels and high-end residential. Recent achievements include the reinvention of InterContinental Sydney.

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