Key People

graham ormsby : managing director

graham ormsby

managing director

Educated in Australia and the UK, Graham has over 35 years of experience in master planning, architecture, interiors, landscape and heritage work.   Graham has been executive director of a number of international design companies including his own private practice.   His extensive management and industry skills have ensured the maintenance of a close relationship with clients to ensure projects of excellence.

With a strong belief in the integration of professionals, he leads a team of international consultants to provide cohesive design solutions in a wide range of project types.

soumendra patnaik : business development director

soumendra patnaik

business development director

Soumendra is an IIT Post Graduate in Architecture with 12 + years experience working with JonesLangLaselle and a Lehman Brothers SPV for their high end real estate exposure in India. Previously representing in India a Bangkok based architecture and interior design firm, Soumendra joined Ormsby Design Group as Business Development Director. He has been involved in Radisson Varanasi, Novotel Ahmadabad, Double Tree by Hilton, Marriott Raipur and has working relationships with leading operators – Starwood / Accor / IHG / Marriott and key developers. He specialises in designing a concept mix of real estate assets to maximize clients’ ROI through optimum and newly defined usability concepts tagged with strategic brand alliances.

shankar prasad : hospitality director

shankar prasad

hospitality director

Having qualified in Ecole Camondo, Paris, Shankar setup his design practice in India, focusing on food and beverage ventures and culture centric resort ventures. Some of Shankar’s projects for the Taj Group have won international acclaim. Lyrical overtones and lustrous lighting intents are the hall mark of Shankar’s style.

His passion for gourmet cuisine, his penchant for travel and his keen interest in esoteric subjects have helped him evolve design themes that are high on sybaritic quotients.

vinod daniel : Cultural Consultant

vinod daniel

Cultural Consultant

Vinod Daniel is the CEO of IndHeritgae Pty Ltd, Chairman of AusHeritage, and CEO of the India Vision Institute. He was a Board member of the Australia India Council for the period 1995-2011 and Vice Chairman of the International Council of Museums – Committee for Conservation for the period 2008-2014.

He was awarded the Indo-Australian Award for Meritorious Service by the Indo-Australian Association in 2009, the International Council of Museums Australia Award for International Relations in 2011, the Association of Community Opthalmologists of India (ACOIN) Golden Eye Award in 2012 and the Association of Soft Skills Trainers (ASTRA) Service Excellence Award in 2014 for sustainable contribution to the field of Human Resource Development and Human Resource Management relating to “Cultural Heritage and Blindness Prevention”. He has worked on heritage projects in over 35 countries, presented over 80 papers and has over 150 media stories.

Vinod’s background of working within interdisciplinary teams makes him an ideal Cultural Consultant to the Ormsby Design Group.

andrew pawsey : landscape consultant

andrew pawsey

landscape consultant

Australian Landscape Architect and Project Manager providing extensive experience in designing and directing large time-critical projects in Australia, United Kingdom and South East Asia. Strong leadership and strategic planning skills committed to maintaining effective long term working partnerships across diverse cultures. Accomplished in troubleshooting projects that requires decisive guidance with dependable design outcomes.

Personalised and innovative skill base with a discerning aesthetic: Strategic Project Development, Resort Master Planning, Landscape Design, Urban Horticulture, Farm Management Planning, Ecological Restoration, and Sustainable Land / Water Management of Natural Environments.

paulo sembrano : residential and planning consultant

paulo sembrano

residential and planning consultant

Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Master of The Built Environment in Sustainable Development
Advance Diploma of Sustainable Building Design
Diploma in Architectural Technology

Paulo’s experience in planning and design has focussed on high end, low to mid rise residential and institutional buildings in Australia, the Philippines and other parts of Asia and the Middle East. He specialises in Urban Design and Development, Ecologically Sustainable Design for residential structures and residential Town Planning.   Paulo’s broad range of expertise provides him with the skills required for the integrated design ethos of the Ormsby Design Group.

stuart niven : urban planning consultant

stuart niven

urban planning consultant

Trained in both architecture and urban design, Stuart now practices full time as an urban designer in both the public and private sectors.   His international work extends from the UK to Australasia advising governments and developers on a large range of projects – including major city urban design strategies, waterfront developments, master plan proposals to improve tourism centres in under developed areas, and urban renewal designs.

Stuart assesses projects in a holistic manner – urban design balanced with tourism, eco and cultural sensitivity, and practical viability.   He brings together the team of specialist consultants in the integrated way that Ormsby Design Group considers all projects.

yutthana chanphong : hospitality consultant

yutthana chanphong

hospitality consultant

bachelor of fine and applied arts (interior design)

master of fine arts (furniture)

Yutthana (Yutt) studied in both Thailand and USA.   He has specialised in his experience on residential and hospitality interior design, having worked with a number of large international design practices on projects in Thailand, India, UAE and China.  He has won various awards for his design work.   His understanding of the technical aspects of hotel operations along with the aesthetic quality of large spaces through to fine details, provides Yutt with an appropriate balance of visually stunning design and practicality - combined with the understanding of working in an integrated team of design consultants.

winyu charoensantiphap : landscape consultant

winyu charoensantiphap

landscape consultant

bachelor of landscape architecture

master of landscape architecture

Winyu (Art) studied in both Thailand and USA with extensive landscape design experience internationally - Thailand, USA, Carribeans, Central and South America, Vietnam, China and India. He also works academically with students at 2 universities in Thailand. Art has a thorough understanding of the integration of design expertise and the management of projects of this type. His holistic approach is highly regarded by clients in the fields of hospitality, residential, retail, corporate and institutional design.

songpol jearawong : residential consultant

songpol jearawong

residential consultant

Songpol (Pick) has over 11 years experience in interior designing. He has completed many projects in the fields of hospitality, restaurants, residential and retail. Pick is a very versatile and hardworking designer with a practical hands on approach. He has always completed projects to the highest standards. Pick has the ability to analyse and digest facts and come up with solutions – an appropriate balance of practical thinking and refined aesthetics.

desmond freeman : museum consultant

desmond freeman

museum consultant

Desmond is one of Australia’s most highly respected interior and museum designers and design academics with an impressive portfolio of award-winning work across design disciplines and in many markets. With a focus on socially responsible design Desmond’s work has included projects in large-scale healthcare, prisons, commercial and heritage fields. A focus on museum and interpretive design was developed in the mid 1980’s and has become a major feature of current practice with projects around Australia and in a number of Asian cities.

albert stafford : cultural  tourism consultant

albert stafford

cultural tourism consultant

Albert’s background is in economic planning and strategic marketing. He has over 25 years’ experience in research, planning and advisory work, gained by practising in large corporate firms and in working within the private and government sectors.

Albert has been involved in a variety of Master Planning, Feasibility and Market Demand Assessments involving the assessment of economic, environmental and social benefit costs and impacts - leading multi-disciplinary teams particularly involved in tourism precinct development and often focused on waterfront upgrades to serve a number of land use requirements.

Well-practised in negotiation skills and well respected as a strategist, Albert is committed to providing realistic and valuable outcomes for his clients.

kerry ross : healthcare consultant

kerry ross

healthcare consultant

Kerry is an experienced manager with skills in the strategic planning and delivery of complex projects in the public and private sectors.   From a clinical background as a Speech Pathologist she studied her Masters of Health Management in Australia, and has held directorship roles in Project Management and Architectural practices.

She has vast experience in health facility planning and established professional experience across a range of environments – corporate and government – in research, learning and health in metropolitan and rural areas.   She has led multidisciplinary teams of architects, engineers and project managers in the interface with clients and end user groups.   Her work has involved healthcare, aged care and education master planning and design/documentation supervision – in addition to strategic planning and facility reviews.

chris faisandier : education consultant

chris faisandier

education consultant

Chris Faisandier is a trained and experienced teacher and educational administrator. His teaching career included some 23 years as Principal in three schools in three different sectors (Catholic, Independent and International) in three countries. In all positions he was engaged in significant change management planning around school growth or expansion.   Since 2004 he has been the Australian director of an Australasian educational consultancy working in school and institutional review and improvement across multiple countries and systems. His consultancy work has included lengthy roles as project leader in capacity building projects in Vietnam, Japan and most recently Palestine where he has led a complex review and strategic planning process for Bethlehem University resulting in design work in conjunction with Ormsby Design Group.

john mcnamara : workplace consultant

john mcnamara

workplace consultant

John’s education was completed in Sydney with early overseas design experience in the UK. After managing the Australian branch of a large UK architectural firm, he has been in private practice for 40 years specialising in large commercial multi storey complete building refurbishments including both architecture and interiors in Australia, China and Malaysia.

In addition to John’s experience in commercial projects, he has also developed considerable expertise in master planning especially in education and healthcare.   Much of the initial planning has been carried through to completed building projects. His experience also includes government based heritage work.

John’s extensive experience in a wide range of work including workplace projects comfortably augments the specialisations within the Ormsby Design Group.

robert newton gray : healthcare consultant

robert newton gray

healthcare consultant

bachelor of health administration
diploma of nursing education
certification of general and psychiatric nursing and health executive
associate fellow australian college of health service executives

Robert is an international consultant specialising in health services and infrastructure planning and
development and operational management across range of health facilities including acute hospitals,
aged care, mental health and community / home-based services. This is done within the context of
identified community health needs, contemporary models of service delivery, health policy,
technological change, whole of life and business case considerations and achievement of best-forproject

Robert adopts a needs-based approach to undertaking assignments with a key focus on population
health; people; formation of collaborative project teams; service transformation for enhanced health
services & business outcomes; education and change management. Successful projects have been
undertaken within Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, India, Middle East and the United

Working within a team of design professionals, Robert’s international background leads to fully
integrated designs most suited to the healthcare and cultural requirements of each project.