The Society of British & International Design (SBID) has appointed Tom Marquardt as its new president for a 12-month term, following his two years induction as vice-president.

Tom replaces Diana Cellela, who succeeded SBID’s founding president, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE.

Director of interiors and former vice-president of HOK global interiors, Tom’s innovative work with interiors, interdisciplinary design and branded environments have been recognised for over 30 years.

Tom says: “I am honoured to be appointed by the SBID executive board. My role will include championing industry improvements, design and thought leadership with the organisation to further the vision of SBID in raising standards of the design profession across the world. This is a crowning career role for me, and I will work hard to use this platform to continue to contribute to the success of the industry in the coming months and years.”