Meet The Team
At Dodds & Shute we are lucky to have a fantastic and dedicated team of individuals
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.
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".
Rosanne developed an interest in materials, processes and craftmanship whilst studying Design and Craft at the University of Brighton. She is particularly interested circular economy and how the lifecycle of a product can be extended. Her favourite brands include Tom Raffield and Another Country.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading and playing board games with her family. She has a great interest in learning about architectural style and exploring London’s buildings.
Rosanne’s personality type is ISFJ-A otherwise known as Defender. They’re efficient and responsible, giving careful attention to practical details in their daily lives.
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 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".
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 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 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 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".
Annwen studied Painting and Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art where her interest in fine art, design and architecture flourished. With prior experience running production in artist’s studios and project management for private homes and large-scale hospitality projects, Annwen is a distinguished creative problem-solver with an exceptional eye for detail.
In her spare time, Annwen hones her culinary skills and enjoys hosting for friends and family. She is also passionate about animal welfare and has recently rehomed a cat from Eastern Europe who was brought all the way to the UK.
Annwen’s personality type is Protagonist ENFJ-T. Thoughtful and idealistic, these personality types strive to have a positive impact on other people and the world around them.
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 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".
Having always loved art and design, the Victoria & Albert Museum gave Diana her first taste of working within a creative industry, for almost 2 years. She then spent 4 years working in the furniture industry both as a manufacturer and dealer. After stepping out of the industry for a brief time, she has excitedly decided to return, by working at Dodds & Shute.
Diana has recently taken an interest in Japanese architecture, as well as design that has taken influence and inspiration from nature. She has been a keen knitter/crocheter for many years and taught herself how to sew during lockdown. She enjoys upcycling fabrics and turning them into something new!
Diana’s personality type is ‘INFJ-T’, an Advocate. “They move through life with a clear sense of their values, and they aim never to lose sight of what truly matters”
Louise has joined the team after working as a buyer for a furniture and homewares retailer in her native New Zealand.
She studied French and European Union relations at university, writing her master’s thesis on sustainable sourcing in the EU. Louise loves travelling and can often be found admiring European architecture and design stores, whilst hunting down a great flat white. Most recently, she came back from trips to Barcelona and Cyprus with too many photos of colourful doorways and street facades.
Louise’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.