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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 Design Manager

    Vashti Hammond Design Manager

    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.

  • 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.

  • Cate Binnie Interior Designer

    Cate Binnie Interior Designer

    Cate is passionate about the interior design and architectural world; having over 15 years industry experience with a degree in both Architecture and Interior Design. Embracing the philosophy that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” (Leonardo Da Vinci), the results are balanced, considered spaces spaces with a modern, classic, design. “I love combining beauty and functionality to bring to life the best version of a space.” 

  • Leah Frost Interior Designer

    Leah Frost Interior Designer

    From a young age, Leah loved art and design, so naturally interior design for the career for her! With over 12 years industry experience, Leah is passionate about creating spaces that are functional and beautiful. Leah loves being an interior designer and seeing the journey her clients takes, as her passion and creativity come to life. Outside of work, Leah enjoys family time with her husband and two children, exploring the Canterbury walks, and when time allows, painting.

  • Lauren Kennedy Assistant Interior Designer

    Lauren Kennedy Assistant Interior Designer

    Lauren has recently joined the Frobisher Design Team and is passionate about creating beautiful spaces that set the scene for a practical and usable area. With over 3 years experience in the flooring and paint industry; Lauren works with various colour and materials to create an appropriate mood to compliment her client’s style and taste. Lauren’s favourite quote is by interior designer, Nate Berkus, “Your home should tell a story of  who you are, and be a collection of what you love…”

  • 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 who enters our showroom is treated with the ultimate Frobisher experience.

  • 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.

  • Rebecca Kennett Project Team Manager

    Rebecca Kennett Project Team Manager

    Rebecca’s background in Construction and Engineering is invaluable in her role as our Project Manager. 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.

  • Penny Grether Project Coordinator

    Penny Grether Project Coordinator

    Thriving on a fast-paced environment, Penny brings to Frobisher her 3 years’ experience within the construction industry. With a background in quoting, council processes and meeting deadlines she is committed to ensuring projects are running smoothly, on time and exceeding client expectations. In her spare time, Penny enjoys playing netball and touch rugby for her local sports team as well as spending time with her dog. Alvin.

  • Tori Harper Project Administrator

    Tori Harper Project Administrator

    Tori is passionate about creating a seamless customer experience! With a background in aviation customer service and logistics; Tori has a keen eye for detail to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Now a part of Frobisher’s Project Team, Tori is looking forward to building relationships with our clients and suppliers. Outside of work, Tori enjoys exploring the walking tracks around Canterbury and returning to visit family in Wellington. 

  • Marty Lockyer Warehouse Coordinator

    Marty Lockyer Warehouse Coordinator

    Marty joins us as our Warehouse Coordinator but can often be seen on Frobisher client deliveries or helping around our Christchurch Showroom. Marty has returned to New Zealand from his overseas travel, where he pursued his passion of playing rugby in Germany. With an elite team sports background, he is very helpful and supportive of his team, reliable and focused on ‘getting the job done’.

  • Jade Bentham  Marketing Coordinator

    Jade Bentham  Marketing Coordinator

    Jade is a bright and bubbly member of the team, who can be seen around the Christchurch studio and front desk. 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!


  • Chelsea Burnett Cafe Manager

    Chelsea Burnett Cafe Manager

    Chelsea 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 to 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 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!