Areen, interior design and procurement specialists, has announced the appointment of David Keane to head up its recently established Commercial Design division.
Keane has over 20 years industry experience and was formerly Global Design Director for Pacific Interiors, where he helped drive turnover from £4.5m to £26m.
He is the first senior appointment for the company in 2012 following significant expansion last year, when the practice recruited 70 new employees in response to high profile project wins. These include the contract for King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA Airport, Jeddah) as well as several major infrastructure projects comprising hospitals, universities, hotels and commercial buildings in the Middle East, India and Europe.
“We are delighted to welcome David to our ever growing team and are confident that he will be able to make a very positive contribution to the practice. His vast commercial experience makes him a valuable addition to the Areen team,” Trevor Cotterell, managing director, Areen.
Based at Areen’s head office in London, Keane will use his knowledge in the workplace sector to establish a dedicated team and expand the practice’s experience in commercial interiors.