Our People

Mark Nevill

Chief Executive Officer –
The Edward Alexander Group

Mark has more than 20 years’ experience in leading and developing retail, wholesale, franchise and licensing channels. He has worked at board level with major international luxury and premium brands.

He joined Burberry as a graduate trainee and worked his way up to Global Head of Licensing in London, via the global marketing department and 4 years based in Hong Kong as GM for Greater China. Mark moved to TM Lewin and Austin Reed and was instrumental in developing their international markets. He went on to further international success as International Director at Thomas Pink, part of the LVMH Group.

Prior to joining The Edward Alexander Group, Mark was Interim MD of Thomas Goode Ltd.

Jacob Taee

Chief Financial Officer –
The Edward Alexander Group

Jacob has broad experience in driving entrepreneurial growth in luxury brands at board level, most recently as Finance Director for Huffkins bakery bringing the brand into partnership with John Lewis, Fortnum & Mason & Hiro Corporation Japan.

After studying Law at The University of Oxford he qualified as a barrister at Lincoln’s Inn. He is currently a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

He joined The Edward Alexander Group as Chief Financial Officer in February 2020.

Geoff Collier

Managing Director –
Collier Webb

Geoff Collier is the Managing Director and Founder of Collier Webb, designers and makers of luxury lighting, furniture and hardware for the world’s most beautiful interior spaces.

A British family business with forty years’ experience, Collier Webb has gained a reputation for excellence with leading designers and architects both within the UK and internationally.

Geoff has steered the brand from strength to strength, overseeing the company’s South Coast Foundry, Pimlico Road Showroom and recently opened Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour Showroom.

His knowledge of the industry is unparalleled and with the help of his daughter, Danielle Collier they lead a team of over 50 employees.

Tim Walters

Managing Director –
George Spencer Designs

Tim Walters has spent more than 40 years in the fabric and wallpaper industry. Much of his early career was with Osborne & Little, later moving to become General Manager of the French fabric house Nobilis.
 
Tim joined George Spencer Designs in November 2008 as Sales Manager, taking over the running of the company in 2010. He was appointed Managing Director in 2014.

Shona Stopford Sackville

Managing Director –
McKinney & Co

Having studied art and design internationally, Shona has had a career building numerous innovative businesses within the retail and design sector.
 
She founded McKinney & Co almost 30 years ago with a vision to bring high end design to all window related interiors.
 
Shona’s exceptional knowledge of the industry, her passion for premium craft and eye for distinctive design have ensured McKinney & Co is the last word in luxurious window interiors.
 

Lindsay Hair

Vice President of Sales and Marketing for North America –
The Edward Alexander Group

Having spent over twenty years as an interior designer in New York City, Lindsay started working with Collier Webb in 2013 as a US Representative for the brand. Subsequently Lindsay joined the Edward Alexander Group in 2019 as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for North America.

Lindsay’s design career encompasses serving as a member of the design team at Victoria Hagan and as Director of Interior Design for Charlotte Moss. This insight within the daily operations and design process within the design community enables her to bridge the relationship between the brands of the Edward Alexander Group and the interior design and architecture professionals.

Vicki Field

Human Resources Director –
The Edward Alexander Group

Vicki has 20 years’ experience in senior HR positions. Starting her career with Vodafone on their inaugural HR graduate training programme, she progressed rapidly to a position supporting an IT division, and finished her time there by setting up the HR helpdesk for 11,000 employees. Vicki moved to Accenture in an inhouse HR role, before joining Vitality as the 6th employee pre-launch of the new company.
 
Her role as Head of People encompassed everything to do with HR, moving from a start-up to one of the largest insurers in the UK, with of 40 HR and Training professionals providing a holistic HR and training function to all employees.
 
Vicki joined The Edward Alexander Group as Human Resources Director in January 2019

Joe Chen

Senior Commercial Manager –
The Edward Alexander Group

Joe has over 18 years of multi-disciplinary marketing and design management experience with luxury fashion and premium consumer technology brands. 
 
With a BA in Communications Design from Parsons School of Design and a MA in Marketing and Management from University of the Arts London, Joe spent 10 years at Burberry as Brand Manager Worldwide and then Marketing Operations Manager. Joe has also lived in both Taiwan and Italy for a footwear distributor, launched their multi-brand online and retail stores, as well as introduced new brands in the company’s portfolio.
 
Most recently Joe was the Director of Brand & Partnerships for Huawei Western Europe Consumer Business Group.

Laura Marti De Diego

EMEA Export Manager –
The Edward Alexander Group

Laura has over 10 years of international experience in the Interior design Industry, and is fluent in English, French and Italian. She has accomplished experience in business development and strong business relationships in the industry across Europe.

Most recently Laura was at Vaughan Designs for 4 years and previously at Osborne & Little. Prior to that, Laura spent 3 years in Hong Kong where she was in charge of sourcing furniture and decorative items in Asia for a French furniture distributor.