David Hay - Director
In 1994, David purchased the ongoing business of Licester Joinery soon after moving to the coast from Kiama on the NSW coast where he was managing director of a large building company operating from Wollongong with contracts from the Victorian border to Newcastle. With over 30 years of experience in the building industry, David is meticulous and committed to delivering the highest level of personal service to all clients. The fact that Licester joinery has existed for over 20 years almost entirely by word of mouth and repeat clients is proof alone of the quality of work he oversees.
Gabrielle Simon - Administration
Aka 'Gabby' is Licester's newest family member. Upon completion of her BA Hons in Fine Art in '09, she is now currently undertaking a Diploma of Interior Design. With her 5 years experience in the Building & Construction industry, Gabby is integral in the smooth operation of both our office and showroom and a great addition to the support of the design team.
Sean O'Connor - Workshop Manager
Sean started a cabinetmaking apprenticeship in Rockhampton in 1982 but has since worked in a variety of areas. These include domestic and commercial joinery specialising in designer one offs, shopfitting and shop displays, specialty christmas one off pieces for Mei & Picchi, antique restorations, specialised metal fabrication and renovation of period homes in Melbourne suburbs such as Kew, Pahran and Albert Park. He also spent a number of years as theatre mechanist, sets and prop builder for companies such as the Australian Ballet, Vic Opera and the Melbourne Theatre Company. Sean has a passion for designing and making studio furniture which has been purchased for both public and private collections, and for continually expanding his knowledge in all things relating to furniture; from carving and steam bending to french polishing. Sean ensures that every job that leaves the factory is the best that it can be, with customer satisfaction as his highest priority.
Shane Skinner - Cabinetmaker
Shane started with us over 10 years ago and in that time he achieved his Certificate 3 in furniture making. Shane is our quiet achiever and is the calm in the factory during those times of chaos and stress.