The KBDi Board

About the Board

KBDi is managed by a board of directors with extensive industry experience and design expertise. Their combined skills include a unique mix of business, design and manufacturing experience, and their enthusiasm for our industry ensures that KBDi will continue to be a successful, relevant and engaging membership organisation.

Peter Sveinsson CBD Au

KBDi President

Peter has successfully served as KBDi President since 2020 and joined the KBDi Board in 2016. His ultimate goal is to see KBDi positioned as Australia’s foremost kitchen and bathroom association and the primary source of professional development for committed designers. He has been an active contributor to the KBDi Accreditation program and, with his extensive business and industry knowledge and connections, is an invaluable part of the team.

Peter has 35 years’ experience in the building industry as tradesman, Certified Bathroom Designer and Business Manager. He is a founder and CEO of Brilliant SA, a successful home renovation company in Adelaide, specialising in renovation of bathrooms, kitchens and associated interior spaces. As the principal designer, he has also mentored several designers to award-winning success.

A Member of KBDi since its inception, Peter has served on the SA committee since 2007, enjoying the role of Chapter Chair from 2008 to 2013.

He brings great insight into many aspects of the bathroom and kitchen industry and valuable experience in successful business management.

Frank Iaria CKD Au

Executive Director

Frank Iaria CKD Au holds the KBDi Board position of Executive Director. In this role, he serves as the conduit between the KBDi Board and the executive management team, ensuring we’re all on track to deliver the most valuable industry and professional support to our growing membership.

Frank is a highly experienced and well-respected professional in the renovation and building industry. He is a registered builder, certified kitchen designer and the Design Director and Founder of the Mint Kitchen Group. Under his leadership, the Mint Kitchen Group has established a reputation for quality and excellence, receiving numerous awards for its exceptional work and high-quality design and installation services.

His industry knowledge and experience are invaluable to the KBDi Board and our broader community.

Sharon Terblanche

KBDi Company Secretary

Sharon was appointed to the Board in 2020 and accepted the position of Secretary soon after. Her attention to detail in recording discussions has been invaluable. Sharon is a spontaneous thinker and has been known to produce many ideas’ outside of the square’, prompting lively discussion amongst the Board. Sharon was elected by the membership for a four-year term in 2023.

Since moving to Australia from South Africa around 13 years ago, Sharon has held a range of positions within the design and manufacturing industries.

Her varied roles have given her enormous insight into all aspects of our field. From sales to marketing, flatpack to custom installations, and design to business administration, Sharon brings a wealth of experience and skills to the KBDi Board.

She has demonstrated her commitment to the industry through active participation in both state and national committees, and is looking forward to joining KBDi in its next phase of growth and development.

Ellen Wundersitz 

Treasurer

Ellen rounds out the current Board as Treasurer. Ellen was appointed to the Board under the Constitution and is due to finish her appointment at the next AGM in 2024. Ellen has been a valuable contributor to discussions over the past three years and will be sorely missed when she stands down.

The KBDi word of the year is ‘Collaborate’, and we’re sure you’ll agree that the executive management team and Board presented here will demonstrate how a little collaboration can go a long way to achieving big things.

Ellen is the Managing Director of Adelaide-based design and manufacturing company, SpaceCraft Joinery. She works closely with a team of talented designers and highly skilled craftspeople to deliver ultra-efficient services and premium joinery solutions to South Australia’s metro and regional areas.

With a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and decades of experience across all facets of small business management, she has an excellent appreciation for the challenges faced by many KBDi members.

Ellen was active in the SA Chapter Committee that delivered the very successful KBDi Design Symposium in Adelaide in 2017.

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