The Society of British & International Interior Design (SBID) has appointed Chris Godfrey, global principal of HBA Residential, as the new acting president of SBID to represent the British interior design body, and promote the professional practice of interior design throughout the UK and around the world.
Chris Godfrey will take over the SBID presidency from Tom Marquardt, president and founder of Marquardt+ and former vice president of HOK global interiors, who held the position for 2019 and will continue to support the growth of SBID as immediate past president. Godfrey is to take over the position as SBID president for the upcoming 12-month term.
Chris Godfrey said: "It is my great honour to be appointed as the president of SBID and to represent the interior design body and its membership on the global stage. I am inspired to take up the role during this particular period of time, where change is a constant, connectivity a challenge, and where proaction and vision are paramount."
He added: “In this new SBID role, I want to use my experiences and lessons learnt working in both the Far East and the West and leverage off a developed network to help improve connectivity; expand awareness; and promote inclusive, cross-border engagement. With new global dynamics comes lots of new opportunities and growth potential. Through my endeavors, I would also hope to help inspire the next generation of interior designers who, despite the short-term challenges and uncertainty faced, will continue to take the industry further and wider.”