Being the owner and managing director, Mark is passionate about creating a great customer experience within Frobisher, and makes sure customer service is at the fore-front of every encounter. When not in the office, Mark can be found on the polo field and is a key member of The New Zealand Fallen Heroes Trust.
Ann-Marie is the driving force behind Frobisher Interiors constantly striving for perfection and increasing the quality of the customer’s experience. Ann-Marie is passionate about Interior Design and the challenge of meeting the customer’s goals and budget.
“Building a relationship with every customer is so important, as many of our customers return over the years when they are ready to refurbish or have moved house.”
Raylene has 20 years’ experience in business management including managing assets over 80 million dollars. Her experience has spanned multi-unit responsibilities where she has successfully implemented business plans, budgets, policies and processes for maximum efficiency, whilst ensuring effective operational performance. Raylene’s commitment and desire is in building effective teams and strong relationships to deliver high standards of service and customer excellence. Outside of work, Raylene enjoys sea kayaking, yoga and tramping.
Vashti’s extensive knowledge within the interiors industry has elevated her to head the talented design team for Frobisher Interiors. With over 15 years experience in construction, project management and interior design, Vashti can provide great solutions and assures the highest quality every time. There is no limit to what Vashti can produce and she inspires her clients to think ‘outside the box’ and extend their own vision, to help create amazing spaces.
With 10 years industry experience, Ryan’s strengths are spatial planning, commercial and residential new builds and renovations, as well as joinery design. Ryan enjoys working on projects of all sizes and believes on creating spaces that are memorable and enjoyed by all occupants. He also has a soft spot for the slightly unusual and quirky interior features which reflect the personalities of his clients.
Lucy completed a Bachelor of Architectural Studies specialising in Interior Design in 2007, and has been involved in both residential and commercial fit outs ever since. She is passionate about creating beautiful spaces and assists in sourcing product for retail store.
Jess specialises in interior design and retail sales. She has worked in prestigious showrooms around the country and has profound knowledge of products and their origins. Managing the successful operations of both our Retail Studio and Espressory, Jess ensures that every customer who enters our showroom is treated with the ultimate Frobisher experience.
Architectural Draftsperson – NZCAD
With an extensive background in Architecture, Interior Design and Construction, having worked for leading Architects in Christchurch, Tania brings a broad range of skills and experience to the Frobisher team. A people person, Tania provides support to the entire Frobisher team and looks forward to building great relationships with clients and suppliers throughout their Frobisher experience.
Rebecca’s background in Construction and Engineering is invaluable in her role as our Project Manager. A keen eye for detail enables her to organise installation of key components for our clients in both residential and commercial settings. Rebecca is particularly passionate about bringing technological solutions into the interior fit-out process.
Thriving on a fast-paced environment, Penny brings to Frobisher her 3 years’ experience within the construction industry. With a background in quoting, council processes and meeting deadlines she is committed to ensuring projects are running smoothly, on time and exceeding client expectations. In her spare time, Penny enjoys playing netball and touch rugby for her local sports team as well as spending time with her dog. Alvin.
With 5 years experience in construction Document Control and a Business Management diploma, Oxana brings to Frobisher her exceptional organisation and quality assurance skills. Whilst remaining customer focused, Oxana is committed to completing projects on time. When she’s not at work, Oxana enjoys travelling and soaking up different experiences, and also enjoys keeping active and hiking with friends.
Victoria has recently joined the Frobisher Design Team after completing a bachelor’s degree of Interior Design, at Otago University. With vast knowledge and experience in the lighting industry, Victoria brings passion and creativity to her projects. With her warm and friendly vibe, Victoria instantly puts her clients at ease and helps to make them feel inspired about the project ahead. Outside of work, Victoria enjoys exploring everything Christchurch and it’s surrounding areas have to offer!
Lauren has recently joined the Frobisher Design Team and is passionate about creating beautiful spaces that set the scene for a practical and usable area. With over 3 years experience in the flooring and paint industry; Lauren works with various colour and materials to create an appropriate mood to compliment her client’s style and taste. Lauren’s favourite quote is by interior designer, Nate Berkus, “Your home should tell a story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love…”
Marty joins us as our Warehouse Coordinator but can often be seen on Frobisher client deliveries or helping around our Christchurch Showroom. Marty has returned to New Zealand from his overseas travel, where he pursued his passion of playing rugby in Germany. With an elite team sports background, he is very helpful and supportive of his team, reliable and focused on ‘getting the job done’.
Jade is a bright and bubbly member of the team, who can be seen around the Christchurch studio and front desk. Joining Frobisher in late 2015, with a background in administration, retail and textiles, Jade uses these skills to assist both the admin and design team. Now our Marketing Co-Ordinator, Jade uses her keen eye for detail to manage our social media platforms and all marketing needs!
Chelsea joined the Frobisher team in our Espressory, as an experienced barista in 2016. Having moved to Christchurch from Australia, Chelsea loves to explore the local track with her 4-legged friend, Rosie and then sample all of the sweet treats Frobisher Espressory has to offer! A smiley, friendly face, who is sure to brighten up your morning coffee.
Andrew joins us with over six years experience as a barista, working at events from mobile coffee vans to Merivale cafes.
With an interest in football, both indoor and outdoor, Andrew is a keen team-member playing for local teams when the season is on. Recently becoming an uncle means Andrew enjoys spending time with family, especially his new nephew! When Andrew’s not making coffee, you can find him at the local park with his four-legged friend, Kevin.
Andrew is our all-round nice guy, who has an excellent friendly service and is sure to make a decent coffee!