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  • THU 9AM - 5PM
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  • SAT 10AM - 3PM


Our People

  • Mark Appleton Managing Director

    Mark Appleton Managing Director

    Being the owner and managing director, Mark is passionate about creating a great customer experience within Frobisher, and makes sure customer service is at the fore-front of every encounter. When not in the office, Mark can be found on the polo field and is a key member of The New Zealand Fallen Heroes Trust.

  • Ann-Marie Appleton Creative Director

    Ann-Marie Appleton Creative Director

    Owner and Creative Director of Frobisher, Diploma in Interior Design. D.I.N.Z. Member

    Ann-Marie is the driving force behind Frobisher Interiors constantly striving for perfection and increasing the quality of the customer’s experience. Ann-Marie is passionate about Interior Design and the challenge of meeting the customer’s goals and budget.

    “Building a relationship with every customer is so important, as many of our customers return over the years when they are ready to refurbish or have moved house.”

  • Vashti Hammond Interior Design Team Leader

    Vashti Hammond Interior Design Team Leader

    Vashti’s extensive knowledge within the interiors industry has elevated her to head the talented design team for Frobisher Interiors. With over 15 years experience in construction, project management and interior design, Vashti can provide great solutions and assures the highest quality every time. There is no limit to what Vashti can produce and she inspires her clients to think ‘outside the box’ and extend their own vision, to help create amazing spaces.

  • Ryan Twomey Senior Interior Architect

    Ryan Twomey Senior Interior Architect

    Senior Interior Architect

    With 10 years industry experience, Ryan’s strengths are spatial planning, commercial and residential new builds and renovations, as well as joinery design. Ryan enjoys working on projects of all sizes and believes on creating spaces that are memorable and enjoyed by all occupants. He also has a soft spot for the slightly unusual and quirky interior features which reflect the personalities of his clients.


  • Lucy Wilkie Senior Interior Architect

    Lucy Wilkie Senior Interior Architect

    Senior Interior Architect

    Lucy completed a Bachelor of Architectural Studies specialising in Interior Design in 2007, and has been involved in both residential and commercial fit outs ever since. She is passionate about creating beautiful spaces and assists in sourcing product for retail store.

  • Jessica Beavon Retail Manager & Interior Designer

    Jessica Beavon Retail Manager & Interior Designer

    Jess specialises in interior design and retail sales. She has worked in prestigious showrooms around the country and has profound knowledge of products and their origins. Managing the successful operations of both our Retail Studio and Espressory, Jess ensures that every customer that enters our showroom is treated with the ultimate Frobisher experience.

  • Mica Liencres Gonzalez Senior Interior Designer

    Mica Liencres Gonzalez Senior Interior Designer

    Bachelor of Design & Interior Architecture.

    Mica joins us in our new Wanaka showroom with a passion for design, interior architecture and travel, after completing her studies at ORT University Uruguay and majoring in sustainability and psychology of spatial planning at UQAM in Montreal. After spending 2 years in Sydney, working on high-end residential and commercial projects, Mica is now exploring New Zealand and excited to be a part of Frobisher’s next chapter in our new Wanaka studio.

  • Lucy Van Deursen Interior Designer

    Lucy Van Deursen Interior Designer

    Interior Designer Bach. C.T. Maj. Int. Des.

    Lucy brings to Frobisher a talent for interior design honed during her studies for her Bachelor of Creative Technologies, majoring in interior design. Lucy specialises in spatial design, urban design and the use of the available technologies to create and inspire her clients, to fulfil their aspirations. Lucy is a real people person who enjoys working with a diverse clientele.

  • Jess Munro Interior Designer

    Jess Munro Interior Designer

    Interior Designer Int.Dip.Des.

    Jess received a Diploma in Interior Design at the New Zealand Design and Arts College. With a passion for colour and texture, Jess shares her love for residential and commercial design with her clients. Jess feels it is paramount throughout the design process to portray an atmosphere that reflects her clients and exceeds all of their expectations. This ensures the perfect space to match their needs. 

  • Jessica Krimuldens Interior Designer

    Jessica Krimuldens Interior Designer

    Interior Designer Int.Dip.Des.

    Jessica completed a Diploma of Interior Design from Design & Arts College New Zealand and is working her first year in the Industry. Jessica believes each space should be carefully crafted to each client’s personality and living style, ensuring that the design is a functional and beautiful space. In Jessica’s spare time, she loves to do a bit of crafting, and going on overseas adventures. Jessica’s most memorable travel experience would be hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru, and walking through the cobbled streets of Old Havana, Cuba. 

  • Rebecca Kennett Project Manager

    Rebecca Kennett Project Manager

    Rebecca’s background in Construction and Engineering is invaluable in her role as one of our Project Managers. A keen eye for detail enables her to organise installation of key components for our clients in both residential and commercial settings. Rebecca is particularly passionate about bringing technological solutions into the interior fit-out process.

  • Tania McLeod Office Manager

    Tania McLeod Office Manager

    Architectural Draftsperson – NZCAD

    With an extensive background in Architecture, Interior Design and Construction, having worked for leading Architects in Christchurch, Tania brings a broad range of skills and experience to the Frobisher team. A people person, Tania provides support to the entire Frobisher team and looks forward to building great relationships with clients and suppliers throughout their Frobisher experience.

  • Jade Bentham  Marketing Co-Ordinator

    Jade Bentham  Marketing Co-Ordinator

    Jade is a bright and bubbly member of the team, who can be seen around the studio and front desk, with her ever changing hair colour! Joining Frobisher in late 2015, with a background in administration, retail and textiles, Jade uses these skills to assist both the admin and design team. Now our Marketing Co-Ordinator, Jade uses her keen eye for detail to manage our social media platforms and all marketing needs!


  • Sam Dunlay Showroom Assistant

    Sam Dunlay Showroom Assistant

    Sam has recently finished his degree in Media and Communications, coming to us straight out of the University of Canterbury. Sam has a great interest in music and the arts. With previous experience in retail and customer service, Sam brings his enthusiasm for fashion and design right into our showroom. 

  • Chelsea Burnett Cafe Manager

    Chelsea Burnett Cafe Manager

    Chelsea, recently promoted to Cafe Manager, joined the Frobisher team in our Espressory, as an experienced barista in 2016. Having moved to Christchurch from Australia, Chelsea loves to explore the local track with her 4-legged friend, Rosie and then sample all of the sweet treats Frobisher Espressory has to offer! A smiley friendly face, who is sure to brighten up your morning coffee.

  • Andrew Reid Cafe Barista

    Andrew Reid Cafe Barista

    Andrew joins us with over six years experience as a barista, working at events from mobile coffee vans and Merivale cafes.
    With an interest in football, both indoor and outdoor, Andrew is a keen team-member playing for local teams when the season is in on. Recently becoming an uncle means Andrew enjoys spending time with family, especially his new Nephew! When Andrew’s not making coffee, you can find him at the local park with his four-legged friend, Kevin.
    Andrew is our all-round nice guy, who has an excellent friendly service and is sure to make a decent coffee!