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.
As CEO Erna watches over all aspects of the companies operations. She curates the KFive collection and the balance between our various suppliers. She also looks after clients and in this way ensures she is aware of the changing needs of our clients and can assist the sales team based upon her own experiences.
Erna 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 place strong emphasis on sustainability. We are constantly working with factories on minimising our environmental impact while maintaining the highest standards of quality. We have acquired great knowledge and resources from studies at Cambridge University on business ethics and sustainability, and this has been utilised throughout KFive+Kinnarps for the benefit of our product, people and planet. We wish to make sustainability very simple, easy to use and part of every day life”.