03 April 2024

Benoy EMEA leadership team goes from strength-to-strength

We’re delighted to announce the return of Neil Serridge, who has rejoined Benoy as Design Director and will be leading on GCC projects. Having lived and worked in Dubai for 10 years, Neil originally worked for Benoy between 2014 and 2022, before taking on a new role at Woods Baggot. He has been responsible for the design and delivery of some of the most exciting retail and mixed-use developments across the MENA Region and has a wealth of experience in various sectors, predominately Retail, Urban Design and Masterplanning.

The EMEA Architecture Team has been further strengthened with the promotion of Toby Orsborn, who moves from Commercial Manager to Design Director, focusing on complex projects in both the UK and internationally. No stranger to Benoy, Toby re-joined the company in 2022, having previously worked in the Newark studio between 2005 and 2009. 

Neil and Toby join a strong leadership team consisting of Peter Farmer, the lead on Benoy’s aviation offer; Sara Botey-Garcia, a leading expert in retail and hospitality; and James Dixon, an experienced architect spearheading UK projects. 

Commenting on the news, Tom Cartledge, CEO said: It is an absolute pleasure to welcome Neil back. We like to keep an eye on our alumni, and at a time when our work in the Middle East continues to grow, it made sense to reconnect. Neil will be instrumental in furthering our client relationships in the region and brings a wealth of design expertise with him. 

Congratulations also to Toby, who re-joined us in 2022 after a stint at BDP and Feilden+Mawson, to work with the technical teams on commercial planning and now returns to his creative roots with promotion to Design Director. 

It is especially rewarding to welcome back familiar faces. In February, Corina Leung re-joined us 13 years after working in our Shanghai studio and having expanded her experience in Australia, Macau, China, Indonesia and Vietnam, is now in our Hong Kong studio as a Senior Associate Director in Interior Design.”

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Benoy April Leadership Team Announcement 2
Neil Serridge, left, Toby Orsborn, right
Benoy April Leadership Team Announcement 2