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ERNA WALSH // CEO

On top of the knowledge and experience gained from a career spanning over 20 years in the industry, Erna brings an energy and enthusiasm that inspires her own work and that of those around her.

At KFive, she is responsible for ensuring the team are always challenge the status quo to deliver above expectations. She is driven by the opportunity to create meaningful outcomes through environments and spaces that respond to real human needs. Erna has a hands on approach and always take the time to build positive and honest working relationships with every member of the supply chain. 

Always omitting and enthusiastic attitude towards new challenges, she has been the driving force behind many of KFive's most notable projects including the The Melbourne Convention Centre, The Royal Children's Hospital and The Olivia Newton John Centre. More recently, it was Erna's passion for sustainable and quality design that ignited the relationship with The Robin Boyd Foundation. A relationship which resulted in the Boyd Collection, released in 2017.

Her constant generosity and passion for good design is reflected in everything she does.  

"Because both Kearon and I had over 20 years experience in the industry together and our tastes in design collaborated well. We wanted to have a business delivering honest, clean and simple designs, something that was lacking in the market. We also wanted to have fun with our employees and create a community at work and to this day we've had biannual staff trips oversees and watched our business grow into a nurturing environment which I felt was lacking at other workplaces."