Executive Committee

  • Jonathan Young

    Jonathan Young

    President

    Jonathan is a professional sales leader with over 30 years experience in the hospitality FF&E industry. He has been involved …

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  • Caroline Cundall

    Caroline Cundall

    VP/Administration

  • Lynn Fisher

    Lynn Fisher

    Executive Advisor

    Lynn has worked in the contract hospitality industry for over 30 years. She has moved from an Interior design director/proj…

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Board of Directors

  • Caroline Cundall

    Caroline Cundall

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

  • Kevin Swart

    Kevin Swart

    Membership

    Kevin has over 24 years experience in the Interiors sector . He led his own Interior Design company for 10 years focusing on…

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  • Alison Kells

    Alison Kells

    Programming

  • Hannah Rogers

    Hannah Rogers

    Fundraising

  • Kathryn Quinn

    Kathryn Quinn

    Marketing

    Having grown up in a family-run construction company, Kathryn was destined for a career in Design and the built environment. …

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Committee Chair

  • Karolyn Kirsch

    Karolyn Kirsch

    Farewell Ambassador

  • Can Faik

    Can Faik

    Chair/Regional Tradeshow

  • Sophie Greene

    Sophie Greene

    Chair/Marketing

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Jonathan Young

Jonathan Young

President

Jonathan is a professional sales leader with over 30 years experience in the hospitality FF&E industry. He has been involved in sales, sales and marketing management, and senior director level positions at manufacturers providing product for the hotel and leisure sectors. His experience has been primarily with floorcovering and carpet, but he also has recent involvement with furniture.

As Chairman of the BCFA from 2011 until 2014, leading the Board of the trade association that supports the British Contract Furnishings Association, and currently as Vice President of the UK chapter of the NEWH, he has a good understanding of business within the hospitality and commercial markets.

His experiences have taken him across continents, working and living in the US and UK, and developing and executing growth strategies for businesses across international markets.

He is a creative thinker and believes in the importance of communication particularly when working with people from diverse cultures, and across all levels of a business. Jonathan is passionate about building the right environment to maximize teamwork and empower individuals to deliver against prescribed objectives and goals.

Jonathan’s leadership and management skills will help establish a clearly defined strategy for business and understand how it needs to be implemented for success. His contacts across the US and Europe can help navigate the transition process.

“A vision is a clearly articulated, results-orientated picture of a future you intend to create. It is a dream with direction”

Lynn Fisher

Lynn Fisher

Executive Advisor

Lynn has worked in the contract hospitality industry for over 30 years.
She has moved from an Interior design director/project manager into sales and business development within the fabric eliminate of our industry. Lynx is now Sales Director for Bute Fabrics – a British mill on the Isle of Bute in Scotland.
Lynn had been involved with the U.K. Chapter for 11 years from Membership Director to President twice and member of the executive board

Kevin Swart

Kevin Swart

Membership

Kevin has over 24 years experience in the Interiors sector . He led his own Interior Design company for 10 years focusing on Residential and Hospitality projects in South Africa .
When he relocated to the UK in 2005 he moved into business development within the Hospitality supply sector.

Kevin is now Business Development manager for Northern Lights – a British Bespoke Lighting manufacturer that focusses on Hotel and Restaurant Lighting. Using his Interior Design experience, he is able to work closely with leading Architects and Designers to bring “Light to their projects”.

Kevin has been involved with the UK Chapter for just over 3 years and is Membership Director.

Kathryn Quinn

Kathryn Quinn

Marketing

Having grown up in a family-run construction company, Kathryn was destined for a career in Design and the built environment. After a degree in Interior Architecture at Leeds College of Art & Design, Kathryn joined Soon Interiors, an Interior Architectural firm in Belfast where she was involved in a variety of commercial design projects across the globe.
Taking a change of direction and moving to London, she began a 6 year journey into the niche world of carpet design at Ulster Carpets, working with many of the UKs top A&D firms and hoteliers – one of whom would be her next employer. Now as an Interior Designer at AD Associates, Kathryn is involved in the design and FF&E for cruise ship interiors.

Her involvement in NEWH (and her ability to talk to absolutely anyone!!), has enabled her to build a large contact base of inspiring people across every aspect of the industry, and when she gets a spare moment, she can usually be found uploading Instagrams of her latest escapades and planning her next adventure.

“I never stop wondering, I never stop wandering” – Toploader