Benoy Strengthens Global Creative Leadership

29 September 2016

Benoy is proud to announce the addition of two new members to its Global Creative Team as it continues to bolster  and reinforce its design service across the globe.

This month, the firm’s CEO Tom Cartledge appointed Jon Fielding, formerly of Foster and Partners, and Jacqueline Beckingham, a long-standing Director of Benoy’s London Studio, to the newly established role of Global Creative Directors.

“I am incredibly excited to welcome Jon to the Benoy Team and congratulate Jacqueline on her new appointment. We are very proud to celebrate the talent we have within Benoy, and also to welcome new colleagues who will help to drive, strengthen and diversify our offer within the market,” said Tom Cartledge, CEO.

The appointment will see the London-based Global Creative Directors work closely with Benoy’s Managing Director of Global Design, Simon Bee, based in Hong Kong. Liaising with Studio Heads and the firm’s Design Council, this group will define and influence the design vision across the company.

“As our Global Creative Directors, Jon and Jacqueline have now been given the platform to share their expertise and knowledge with each of our studios. I am committed to ensuring our entire global team can deliver creative excellence and this direction will further drive collaboration and the import-export of design expertise across our international organisation,” continued Tom.

Designing and delivering globally for Benoy, Jacqueline Beckingham has been with the design firm for over ten years. Her portfolio spans the UK, Europe, Asia and the Americas, bringing diversity to the London Studio. Behind Benoy’s campaign in Canada and the US, she currently leads the firm’s maiden schemes in these new markets. Completing her first project in South Korea this year, Jacqueline was the Lead Architect on the recently opened Starfield Hanam development for Shinsegae and Taubman Asia.

Joining Benoy from Foster and Partners, Jon Fielding brings almost 20 years’ experience to Benoy. With specialist expertise in the Education and Commercial sectors, his portfolio includes the refurbishment of the Imperial War Museum in London, the European Headquarters for Bloomberg in Central London and a number of education buildings including the Folkestone Academy and London Academy.

“As a company, we enjoy a great heritage of almost 70 years in the industry. We also continue to innovate as a business as we look towards celebrating this great milestone for Benoy next year. Enthusiastically and proactively, we are preparing for our ‘Second Curve’ of success,” concluded Tom.

The announcement of the Global Creative Team was followed by three new appointments to Benoy’s directorship team across its London, Newark and Singapore Studios.

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