Ignite announces new Sector Leads and Principals

Over Ignite’s 35-year history, we have continued to expand our team to deliver projects across a range of industry and regional markets. Following this continued growth, Ignite is proud to announce the promotion of five Associate Directors to the newly established ‘Sector Lead’ position, with three Directors also now named as Principals.

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Jeremy Whelan

Grant Armstrong

Michael Bilsborough

Audrey de Filippis

Damian Simpson

Grant Bannatyne

Jennis Lee

Mark Crean

The new Sector Lead role allows our senior designers to harness their industry expertise and spearhead Ignite projects within their respective sectors. Ignite’s new Sectors Leads are: Jennis Lee for Education; Damian Simpson for Healthcare; Mark Crean for Aged Care; Grant Bannatyne for Commercial; and Audrey de Filippis for Hotel & Tourism.

Ignite Principal Jeremy Whelan says “these talented designers are the next generation of leaders at Ignite. They’ve played an influential role in our development to date, and are huge contributors to the ongoing success of our projects. I know Ignite will continue to flourish through their leadership.”

As part of the new leadership structure, Ignite has also appointed three Principals: Jeremy Whelan, Grant Armstrong, and Michael Bilsborough, who were previously Directors.

Jeremy says this approach to senior leadership gives the practice increased adaptability, as it enables directors and principals to take a more holistic view of organisational growth.

“Building on Ignite’s well-established track record, the new structure allows us to really focus on responding to industry demands,” he says. “And, as we continue to evolve, it gives us the flexibility to expand into new sectors with the right people in the right place.”

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