Meet The Team

At Dodds & Shute we are lucky to have a fantastic and dedicated team of individuals

Lucy Arndt
Lucy Arndt
Head of Sustainability

Lucy has over a decade of experience in addressing sustainability and climate risks and opportunities within the private sector. Prior to D&S, Lucy served as Director of Climate Solutions at Ecosphere+, a leader in the voluntary carbon market helping companies such as Shell, British Airways, Chanel, BHP and Ben & Jerry’s to implement net zero and other sustainability commitments. Here she led the team to achieve nearly 40 million tonnes of carbon avoided through climate finance delivered to forest conservation projects around the world.

Previously, Lucy worked at BG Group, a FTSE top 10 oil and gas company, developing climate change initiatives and impact reporting to drive industry action ahead of the Paris Agreement. She holds a Master’s in Sustainable Development from the University of St Andrews.

Lucy’s personality type is ENFJ-T otherwise known as a Protagonist. Thoughtful and idealistic, these personality types strive to have a positive impact on other people and the world around them.

Jacob Banks
Jacob Banks
Account Manager

Recently graduating from studying Furniture design Jacob has kickstarted his career in the industry with Dodds & Shute. He has past experience in retail furniture sales and a broad understanding of established brands and designers.

Jacob has a strong belief that design should be centred around what we do and support the way we live. His design aesthetic can be described as 'functional minimalism' with some of his favourite brands being: De La Espada, Nikari and Fredericia.

Outside of work Jacob likes to spend his weekends running, cooking and socialising with friends. Jacob's personality type is 'ESFJ-T' otherwise known as a 'Consul'. "Extraordinarily caring, social, popular and always eager to help".

Fran Calvert
Fran Calvert
FF&E Consultant

Fran joined Dodds & Shute after working in the industry for 2 years as an Interior Design Assistant and in contract furniture sales. Her keen eye for art and design came from her Fine Art degree which she studied at the Leeds College of Art and Design.

Her favourite designer is Lucie Koldova from Czech Republic who is best known for her lighting design involving beautiful and sculptural blown glass structures.

Fran has fond memories of her six month stint in South America. It offered her the opportunity to experience many diverse cultures and generally broadened her mind whilst feeding the soul!

Fran's personality type is 'ISFP-A' otherwise known as an 'Adventurer'. "Flexible and charming artists, always ready to explore and experience something new".

Rhiannon Davies
Rhiannon Davies
Sales Coordinator

Rhiannon studied History of Art at the Courtauld which is where her interest in the relationship between furniture and architecture grew, being particularly inspired by the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier.

Rhiannon enjoys meeting with suppliers and learning about how various designs came to be, along with the sustainability initiatives that brands are taking - her particular favourites in this aspect are Another Country and Nikari.

Her personal style is centred around colour and texture to create a playful interesting environment. In her free time she likes to be outside walking, whether it’s exploring her local area, or in the wilds of nature. Rhiannon's personality type is 'INFJ-T' otherwise known as an 'Advocate'. "Their inner vision, personal values, and a quiet, principled version of humanism guide them in all things".

Jack Delaney
Jack Delaney
Account Manager

Jack recently joined the D&S team after spending a couple of years working with some of our top suppliers, prior to that, he graduated from NTU after studying Product and Furniture design with a dissertation looking into Circular living in local communities.

Passionate about encouraging responsibility in the furniture industry, he thoroughly enjoys connecting environmentally conscious suppliers with projects. His favourite brands are Nikari, Punt & Carl Hansen

Jack's personality type is 'ENTP-A' otherwise known as an ': Debater'. "Bold and creative, deconstructing and rebuilding ideas with great mental agility. They pursue their goals vigorously despite any resistance they might encounter."

Stefan Dodds
Stefan Dodds
Co Founder + Managing Director

Stefan studied law at university and started in the design industry straight after his degree; he hasn’t looked back since.

Having worked on some of London’s largest luxury developments and hotels, Stefan has a wealth of experience in managing both small and large projects from the initial design stages to the final handover. Enjoying a challenge, he has become renowned for his skill of working to tight budgets on projects in Europe and across the world.

Stefan is passionate about creating a change in our industry, showing clients that we have the power to procure sustainably and responsibly whilst still achieving a great aesthetic. He has an eclectic design style and enjoys working with a mixture of vintage and Italian contemporary furniture with a focus on lighting and sculptural pieces.

Stefan’s personality type is 'ENFP-A' otherwise known as a 'Campaigner. "Enthusiastic, creative and a sociable free spirit who can always find a reason to smile".

Chelsea Fyles
Chelsea Fyles
Head of Key Accounts

Chelsea has been brought up in the design industry working in auction rooms from as young as 10. With over a decade of B2B experience internationally working with established brands such as Lee Broom and Original BTC, Chelsea’s connections within the industry is vast. She’s is genuinely excited by meeting new people and believes that an authentic, transparent business relationship is a successful one.

Working on some of London most iconic hotels, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, The Stratford and The Standard her strategy is simple – work hard, work smart and have some fun along the way. Chelsea is keen on soft minimalist design, and particular fan of brands such as Nikari, Massproductions and Frederica. She believes responsible design brings a better quality of life.

Chelsea’s personality type is ENFP-A, a campaigner. Enthusiastic, creative and a sociable free spirit who can always find a reason to smile.

Michael Hooper
Michael Hooper
Operations Director

Michael is our resident Kiwi, he worked in publishing as a graphic designer before moving to London ten years ago. Prior to joining Dodds & Shute he spent five years in the luxury furniture and lighting industry in both sales and management roles.

Michael has a passion for all things creative. He loves running and couldn't live without his triple-shot flat whites from Monmouth.

Michael's ideal design aesthetic would be 'Pawsonian Minimalism' - anything by John Pawson. People that are of constant inspiration to him are: Alt Group (NZ), Build Studio, Experimental Jetset, Geoff McFetridge, Sam Hecht, Fearon Hay and Michael Craig-Martin.

Michael's personality type is 'ISFJ-T' otherwise known as a 'Defender'. "Very dedicated and warm protector, always ready to defend their loved ones".

Jonathon Manto
Jonathon Manto
Sales Coordinator

Jonathon brings to the team over 8 years of Sales experience in Luxury London Real Estate. Throughout his career he developed a passion for beautiful furniture and creative interiors. His favourite interior designer is Ryan Saghian who draws his passion for architecture into his work. Jonathon relates to his work because of his love for vintage design and furniture.

In his spare time Jonathon enjoys keeping fit which stems from his previous career as a professional dancer and performer. He is a strong believer of “ A healthy body, a healthy mind” He also enjoys exploring new places to eat out and spending time with his friends and family.

Jonathon’s personality type is 'ENFJ-T' otherwise known as a 'Protagonist'. "Thoughtful and idealistic, these personality types strive to have a positive impact on other people and the world around them".

Rosie O’Callaghan
Rosie O’Callaghan
Senior Project Manager

Rosie joined Dodds & Shute after 3 years working in her parents Kitchen and Interior Design company. This is where her passion for interiors really grew!

She enjoys many types of design and is particularly inspired by the Bauhaus movement. She enjoys 'pops of colour' and natural materials.

She studied psychology and criminology at university and has a keen interest in people’s behaviours and actions. In her spare time she enjoys playing netball, eating out and socialising with friends and family.

Rosie's personality type is 'ESFJ-A' otherwise known as a 'Consul'. "Extraordinarily caring, social, popular and always eager to help".

Nick Shute
Nick Shute
Co Founder + Creative Director

Nick has an education in product design from Brighton and Leeds with a strong passion and knowledge of the industry.

A self confessed furniture nerd that dedicates his memory bank almost exclusively to product design. His experience allows him to work on a range of projects finding the right solution to fit any brief or budget from bespoke design to off-the-shelf products.

His favourite style is modern and industrial with an emphasis on texture, raw metals and natural woods. Designers that inspire him are: Jean Prouve, Max Lamb, Michael Anastassiades, Gabriel Hendifar & Philippe Malouin.

Nick's personality type is 'INFJ-T' otherwise known as an 'Advocate'. "Quiet and mystical, yet inspiring and a tireless idealist".

Alex Batten
Alex Batten
Co Founder at Henley Shipping

Alex is a co-founder of Henley Shipping. Henley are a sophisticated White Glove Shipping and Logistics company specifically set up to facilitate the needs of the Interior Design and Art Market in the UK, Europe and Worldwide. Based in Greater London, they handle and delivery luxury, expensive and one off items including Design Furniture, Artwork and Antiques.

Alex's personality type is 'ENTP-A' otherwise known as a 'Debater'. Extraverted and Intuitive, they tend to be bold and creative, they pursue their goals vigorously despite any resistance they might encounter.

Ryan Biddlecombe
Ryan Biddlecombe
General Manager at Henley Shipping

Ryan is the General Manager of Henley Shipping. Henley are a sophisticated White Glove Shipping and Logistics company specifically set up to facilitate the needs of the Interior Design and Art Market in the UK, Europe and Worldwide. Based in Greater London, they handle and delivery luxury, expensive and one off items including Design Furniture, Artwork and Antiques.

Ryan's personality type is 'ESFP-T' otherwise known as an 'Entertainer'. These people love vibrant experiences, engaging in life eagerly and can be very social.

Josh Brown
Josh Brown
Co Founder at Henley Shipping

Josh is a co-founder of Henley Shipping. Henley are a sophisticated White Glove Shipping and Logistics company specifically set up to facilitate the needs of the Interior Design and Art Market in the UK, Europe and Worldwide. Based in Greater London, they handle and delivery luxury, expensive and one off items including Design Furniture, Artwork and Antiques.

Josh's personality type is 'ESTP-A' otherwise known as an 'Entrepreneur'. They tend to be energetic and action-oriented. They love uncovering life’s opportunities, whether socialising with others or in more personal pursuits.