Decca London Team
Managing Director for Europe
Justin Kandiah is the Managing Director for Europe and brings over 25 years of invaluable experience in the luxury interiors industry. With a career spanning leading companies such as JAB Anstoetz, Creation Baumann, The Style Library, Armani Casa, and Interior Supply, Justin has established himself as both knowledgeable and confident in this industry.
Throughout his career, Justin has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to excellence, delivering exceptional results and driving innovation in the luxury interiors market with the brands he has managed. His knowledge and expertise have been instrumental in shaping the industry's landscape and influencing global design trends through these companies.
As Decca's Managing Director for Europe, Justin oversees a vast portfolio of projects that encompass both residential and commercial spaces. His keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of clients' needs enable him to help the Decca team create bespoke interiors that exude sophistication and elegance.
In addition to his professional pursuits, Justin is passionate about his role as a foster carer. This dedication to nurturing and supporting children reflects his commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of those around him.
As he looks toward the future, Justin remains committed to pushing boundaries, reimagining spaces, and creating unparalleled experiences that captivate and inspire.
Introducing Mark, a pivotal figure at Decca in his capacity as General Manager. Drawing from a design background, Mark's expertise seamlessly bridges operational intricacies and team management to ensure the company's seamless functioning.
With a keen eye for detail and a penchant for elegant problem-solving, Mark artfully merges aesthetics with technical finesse, generating innovative solutions for a spectrum of challenges. His hands-on experience, coupled with an intimate understanding of our factory operations and global team dynamics, positions Mark as a versatile and invaluable asset to the organization.
Away from the boardroom, Mark's refined palate and affinity for cycling reveal facets of his character. The symphony of a leisurely bike ride followed by a delectable meal mirrors his appreciation for life's finer offerings.
Mark embodies professionalism, creativity, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. His trajectory at Decca is marked by his ability to seamlessly weave together design sensibilities, technical acumen, and a genuine enthusiasm for his role, making him a respected colleague and a wellspring of inspiration to us all.
Contract & Hospitality Manager
Role at Decca: Responsible for creating and developing project quotations through to completion for contract and hospitality projects across the UK and the Middle East.
Key facts: With a background in soft furnishings and bespoke furniture, I am passionate about helping to create beautiful and functional spaces, to specification, that reflect our clients’ individual idealisms and styles.
Get to know her: When not in our Fulham office, you will probably find me exploring art exhibitions across central London. Often socialising close to home during the weekend or practising hot yoga and self-care.
Role at Decca: Anupama is an experienced project manager with a master's degree in industrial design and management and substantial expertise in the architecture field. Boasting a combination of technical proficiency and strong organizational abilities.
Anupama's experience with Decca Europe's portfolio projects in the UK and Europe has led to her involvement in project management consulting for hospitality, luxury residential, and commercial projects. This involves, successfully managing and delivering projects while implementing streamlined processes and tools to improve project efficiency. Collaborating with cross-functional teams to manage design concepts that align with the brand's standards and client preferences. Forming trusting connections with all the relevant stakeholders and suppliers. Ensuring the highest standards of excellence in the projects' results.
Key facts: Currently pursuing APM Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) and is a qualified PFQ (Project Fundamentals qualification). Anupama's passion for professional development is apparent.
With a remarkable track record of successfully leading projects, Anupama's ability to comprehend complex project requirements and guide them to completion is second to none. Anupama thrives on collaboration and possesses a knack for bridging the gap between multidisciplinary teams, ensuring projects maintain their momentum towards success. Demonstrating a proven aptitude for juggling multiple projects simultaneously.
Get to know her: Aside from her professional endeavours, Anupama is a practitioner of the Indian traditional dance “kathak”, inspired by an endless enthusiasm for discovering other dance forms, music, and art. She has a talent for cooking in addition to her interest in the performing arts. Anupama enjoys making new connections, both personally and professionally, and she takes great pleasure in expanding her network. She has developed a strong interest in anthropology in recent years, drawn by the complexities of the subject.
Roles at Decca: Tasked with leading complex initiatives from the client’s conception to delivery. My role includes optimising resources, coordinating cross-functional teams, and ensuring quality standards whilst engaging key clients.
Key facts: Dedicated to the realm of architecture and high-end interior design, with a robust skill set in project management, space planning, and meticulous attention to detail. I bring a wealth of expertise gained from working across diverse regions including Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the UK. My professional background encompasses the successful management of prominent luxury retail store fittings, as well as overseeing architectural construction projects within the luxury residential sector. Additionally, my experience extends to proficient site management.
Get to know her: I enjoy spreading smiles and cherishing intricate details that amplify life's beauty. Art museums enchant me with their strokes of creativity and captivating stories. Beyond art, I'm passionate about diverse cuisines that offer cultural nuances. Travelling allows me to explore cultures, cuisines, and human expressions worldwide. Among my interests, dragon boat racing holds a special spot, teaching teamwork through synchronized efforts and shared determination, embodying unity and collaboration.
UK Account Manager
Role at Decca: Responsible for looking after bespoke residential projects and maintaining relationships with designers and architects in the UK.
Key facts: Adriana’s dedication to understanding her client’s needs and tailored solutions has consistently translated into successful partnerships. With a fervent passion for interior design and manufacturing processes, she is committed to driving growth and infusing creativity and innovation in her approach.
Get to know her: Outside the office, she finds solace in barre classes, and her wanderlust drives her to explore new horizons through travel. Adriana's multifaceted passions fuel her dedication to success in both her personal and professional endeavours.
Role at Decca: Accounts Assistant committed to supporting Decca Europe's financial operations whilst ensuring the meticulous maintenance of precise financial records.
Key facts: A skilled and versatile professional with over 10 years of expertise, holding a degree in Business Administration. I thrive as a problem solver, leveraging my expertise in accounts and creativity to find innovative solutions. A dedicated team player, I contribute my organisational and administrative skills to ensure seamless operations. My keen time management and timekeeping abilities enable me to handle complex tasks efficiently and meet deadlines with precision. With a passion for tackling challenges head-on, I am committed to making a positive impact in every endeavour I undertake.
Get to know her: I am a Brazilian professional residing in London with a deep appreciation for vibrant culture and a thirst for knowledge. Books, music, travel, architecture, and art fuel my curiosity, while family and friends bring warmth and joy to my life. Embracing every opportunity, I seek to explore and grow in all aspects of life.
Accounting & Finance Manager
Role at Decca: Tasked with the oversight of all accounting functions, including the critical aspect of payroll, I am entrusted with ensuring seamless and efficient operations across the diverse regions of Europe and the UK.
Key facts: With an extensive background spanning over 15 years in the Accounting & Finance industry, I have cultivated a robust blend of technical and financial expertise. My approach to work centres around a balanced combination of hands-on and hands-off methodologies, aiming to integrate service enhancements and staff development to elevate the stakeholder experience.
Get to know him: My personal interests revolve around an enthusiasm for literature and engaging in philosophical debates. Beyond work, I find fulfilment in a variety of hobbies, including motorcycle rides, skiing, and partaking in competitive games like backgammon, chess, cards, and quizzes. My personal interests are equally diverse, encompassing music, media, and the arts. Furthermore, I savour the experience of fine dining and cherish quality time spent with my family and friends.