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.

Danielle Collier

Deputy Managing Director –
Collier Webb

Danielle is the third generation of the Collier family to lead a team of dedicated craftsmen in making exceptional lighting and furniture for the finest international interior design projects.

Having inherited a passion for metal work craft through both her father, Geoff Collier and her grandfather, Cedric Collier, Danielle has an excellent insight into each intricate stage of production involved in Collier Webb collection pieces and the brand’s bespoke capabilities.

Danielle works closely with the Foundry team whilst also heading up the Sales and Business Development department, nurturing relationships with the brand’s ever-growing client base of commercial and residential interior design professionals.

Danielle has expanded Collier Webb’s presence internationally, having secured showroom representation within Europe and the Middle East. She also oversees the sales and operations of the brand’s two London showrooms.

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.

Lindsay Hair

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

Having spent over 20 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.

Neil Thomas

Managing Director –
Gainsborough

Neil has over 30 years experience in the Jacquard woven textiles industry all spent at Gainsborough. Having worked in all departments from manufacturing to design and sales, Neil has an unparalleled knowledge of the weaving industry and how to translate clients ideas into reality.

He has been involved in some of the most prestigious projects at Stately Homes, Museum, Galleries, film productions and landmark hotels worldwide. His fascination with historical reproductions is only matched by his interest in creating and using cutting edge design and innovative yarns

Neil has held the Royal warrant on behalf of Gainsborough since 2004 and has overseen many projects for Royal residences in the UK and overseas.

Rachel Travell

General Manager –
Heritage Trimmings

Rachel has over 25 years of experience within the textile design industry and has a passion for textile design.

Rachel graduated from Loughborough University with a First-Class Honours Degree in Woven Textiles. On graduation, she won several awards at The New Designers exhibition and gained an 18-month placement working in Switzerland for Weisbrod-Zurrer AG.

Whilst there, she represented the company across Europe and gained a valuable insight into the design and production of woven and embroidered fabrics.

Rachel joined Heritage Trimmings in May 2000 and has been an integral part of the company ever since. She has completed numerous prestigious projects and relishes the challenges that working with Heritage can present. Rachel enjoys developing the techniques used to ensure that products are authentic whilst being robust enough to stand the test of time.

She has recently taken the role of General Manager and looks forward to developing the company further.

Johanna Saboya

General Manager -
McKinney & Co.

Johanna has been in the interior design industry since the late 90s and was one of the core members of McKinney & Co, working closely with the founder Shona McKinney.

With over 20 years of knowledge and experience, Johanna has recently taken on the role of General Manager and is looking forward to developing the next chapters of McKinney & Co.

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

Marketing Director –
The Edward Alexander Group

Joe has over 20 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 in London as Brand Manager Worldwide and then Marketing Operations Manager. Joe has also worked 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.