Our People


Erin Corlette Founder, Global Executive Creative Director, Sydney

Erin’s experience and depth of knowledge spans the globe and has been integral in defining the sector’s foremost luxury hotel brands. Since founding Corlette over 39 years ago, Erin has built the company into one of the world’s leading hospitality and lifestyle design agencies. Erin continues to collaborate with our clients on design projects and she is closely involved with the creative activities of all Corlette international offices.

Camille Corlette Global Executive Creative Director, Sydney

Camille’s creative credentials span a diverse range of design disciplines and clients that include Fortune 500 companies, government organisations, and lifestyle and hospitality brands. With overall responsibility for Corlette’s creative services, Camille’s focus is to ensure that we deliver above and beyond expectations across all our projects, for all our clients, large and small. Prior to joining Corlette in 2003, Camille held leadership positions in agencies in North America and the UK.

Oliver Corlette Chairman, Europe

Oliver is on Corlette’s Board of Directors, overseeing the company’s international expansion. Previously, as MD of Porto Montenegro, Oliver led the development of a mixed-use luxury marina from inception until it’s sale to the Dubai sovereign wealth fund. Prior to this, Oliver was at Onex Corporation and Goldman Sachs & Co Investment Banking, New York. CEO of Black Mountain Partners, Oliver holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Bus. (Hons) from UTS, Sydney.

Clare Bailey Global Chief Executive Officer, Sydney

An industry leader, Clare brings to Corlette 20 years’ experience partnering with global corporate, consumer, and government organisations. An agile brand and change management consultant, Clare focuses on ensuring that creative transformation propels your business forward and generates strong return on investment. Her areas of expertise are; strategy, organisational change, financial performance, program management, and coaching and facilitation. Clare’s executive management experience spans Europe and Australia, she holds a Bachelor of Design from UNSW, Sydney.

Pia Bayot Corlette Managing Director, Europe

Pia is responsible for managing our London studio, having previously worked as an investment banker in New York, a project manager in commercial real estate, and in investor relations and capital markets in international retail development. Pia is also the founder of MonteVera interiors, working with clients from Europe, North America, and Asia. Pia’s eclectic, international background in various disciplines reflects her commitment to excellence and unrelenting attention to detail. Pia received her MBA from Harvard Business School with second-year honours.

Craig Winterburn Business Development Director Oceania, Sydney

With 20 years’ experience in international signage and construction, Craig has developed in-depth knowledge and various skillsets across multiple facets of the industry. He has worked for some of the largest sign companies in Australia and North America, successfully managing numerous large-scale hospitality, mixed-use, retail, and residential projects. With a wealth of trusted supplier connections, Craig prides himself on building long term relationships with clients and consultants. Craig consults with our global team on innovation, signage research and development, and manufacturing processes.

Leo Lee Business Development Director China, Shanghai

Leo is a dynamic, relationship focused business leader whose career spans more than a decade. He brings to Corlette broad experience in providing tailored business development and marketing services, in highly competitive markets, across Australia and China. Leo’s in-depth industry knowledge has been gained in the brand and advertising, publishing, loyalty, luxury fashion, retail, lifestyle, and hospitality sectors. His dedication to business results sees him partner with visionary board-level and senior executive clients. Leo holds a Master of Business from New England University, Australia.

Rodney Alday Director of Projects EMEA, London

Rodney’s career in interiors, architecture and design spans 20 years, with extensive experience delivering award-winning, high-profile projects within the UK and abroad. Prior to joining Corlette, Rodney managed his own design studio specialising in bespoke residential and commercial interiors. He has also worked for residential property developers and consultants for luxury retail brands, hotels, F&B, and HNWI. As Director of Projects, Rodney maintains a strong focus on client satisfaction and ensures the product is of a superior design standard.

Chris Loeffen Business Development Director SE Asia, Singapore

Chris joins Corlette as our Business Development Director for Southeast Asia, bringing to the team extensive credentials in branding, signage and wayfinding, and interiors. Chris has spent the last decade building a reputation for strong client relationships, design excellence, industry knowledge, and an open and honest communication style. Working with Chris, it is his genuine warmth, leadership and unrelenting pursuit of excellence that we most value. Chris holds a Bachelor of Communications in International Communication and Media from Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands.

Natasha Bartoshefski Head of Signage Design, Sydney

With a wealth of experience in environmental graphic design and signage, Natasha’s key strengths lie in her ability to create strong meaningful ideas and craft them in ways that are wholly relevant and unique to a site’s master-plan and purpose. It is this combination of strategic thinking, creativity and real-world practicality that has seen her recognised with numerous awards including; the Sydney Design Award for Environmental Design and the AGDA Award for Dimensional Design. Natasha holds a Bachelor of Design from UNSW, Sydney.

Kurt Wu Head of Signage Design, Shanghai

Graduating with Honours from UNSW, majoring in way-finding and environmental graphics, Kurt’s early design career saw him develop a diverse portfolio, including the 2000 Sydney Olympics master plan and the International Finance Centre (IFC) in Hong Kong. Joining Corlette in early 2014, Kurt excels in designing site appropriate and culturally relevant solutions for our clients across China. Kurt’s Chinese heritage adds an extra dimension and depth to the quality of our services in the region. Kurt holds a Bachelor of Design (Hons) from UNSW, Sydney.

Kirsty Newell Head of Brand Design, Sydney

Kirsty’s career spans 20 years, 10 of which were spent in London, before returning to Australia and joining Corlette. Responsible for creation and implementation of some of our largest brand programs, Kirsty’s knowledge and experience delivers premium, luxury solutions for our global clients. From complex brand programs to the implementation of pre-existing brand guidelines she is known for her attention to detail and the strong relationship she builds with our clients. Kirsty’s work is reflective of her commitment to design-thinking and aesthetic excellence.

Marcia Cranwell Senior Project Manager

Marcia brings to Corlette over 20 years’ expertise in a broad range of design-focussed client service roles. With a strong focus on strategic and detail-oriented project management, her professional experience spans numerous sectors including Property Development, Commercial, Residential, and Retail. Marcia is a highly skilled communicator with a passion for creative excellence. She has successfully led multi-discipline teams to deliver many award-winning projects, both locally and internationally.

Jing Zhou Senior Project Manager, Shanghai

With a background in law and international professional services, Jing’s 15 years of project management experience, understanding of luxury developments, and focused attention to detail help to ensure the success of our clients’ projects. From initial briefing, to the day-to-day management of project requirements, Jing continues to exceed client expectations and ensure our international design teams have everything they need to deliver solutions of excellence.

Eric Shen Senior Project Manager, Shanghai

An experienced and meticulous senior project manager, Eric is well versed in the exacting requirements associated with managing large-scale signage, design and wayfinding projects. Prior to joining Corlette, Eric worked for a number of globally recognised hotel groups such as Intercontinental, Starwood, and Hyatt. His in-depth knowledge and expertise encompasses multifunction projects, internationally branded hotels, boutique malls, and exhibition centres.