Client Facing Team
Dr Greg Lavery, Founder
Frustrated by the 300 tonnes of office furniture going to landfill every working day in the UK, in 2014 Greg put his Engineering background and PhD in sustainable buildings to work. He developed a system to cost-effectively remanufacture high quality unwanted furniture to as-new condition. Rype was born.
Prior to Rype, Greg’s passion for profitable sustainability led him to start, and grow to market leadership, a billion-dollar solar business and design sustainable businesses for some of the world’s largest organisations during his time at Bain and Booz Allen.
Kate McKee, Business Growth
With a long international track record of building, managing and advising companies, Kate works with clients and designers to develop sustainable solutions that meet business needs and create value for money.
Kate also looks after Rype’s partnerships.
Susan Randall, Sustainable Solutions Advisor
Following her degree in Textile Engineering, Susan built her career in sustainable textiles, including working for Marks and Spencer and establishing sustainable clothing ranges.
With this background, and her study at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership, Susan has a deep technical knowledge of carbon emissions and sustainable sourcing, which she brings to all projects.
Susan works directly with clients and designers, recommending Circular Economy solutions with quantified environmental and social benefits.
Neda Kah, Senior Interior Designer
Neda, a trained Architect with a Masters in Interior Design, assists clients and designers to create beautiful, sustainable spaces.
Her knowledge of space planning, project management, and computer-aided design mean she can deliver projects from initial concept to implementation.
Runaldo Ferre, Senior Interior Designer
An experienced Architect, Runaldo has designed buildings and interiors around the world, including the interiors of luxury yachts in Dubai.
Romas Vizgirda, Interior Designer
Romas is a technically-minded designer with a diverse skill set and a keen interest in the intersection between sustainability, the Circular Economy and design.
Romas has a BSc in Environmental Engineering and a BA(Hons) in Interior Design.
Prior to Rype, Romas worked in interior and furniture design.
Maryam Mirian, Interior Designer
With a degree in Textile Design and Print and a Masters in Interior Design, Maryam has a wonderful eye for design.
She has 10 years of experience in project management, space planning, material cost estimation, subcontractor and client management.
Yanni Spyridakis, Operations
Yanni leads our logistics and operations. With a Masters in Logistics, he was previously the Operations Director of a freight shipping company.
A successful serial innovator, Yanni built three solar parks, a drinks distribution company and a yacht charter business.
As a former Staff Sergeant in the Greek army, Yanni loves shiny shoes and perfectly level desks.
Andy Hyatt, Project Manager
A former IT engineer and consultant, Andy is now realising his passion for building wonderful spaces as a Project Manager.
His keen attention to detail is focused on delivering furniture and projects to a high level of customer satisfaction.