About Us


Black Interiors was established in 2014, with a vision to building a market leading commercial fitout business with staff that understand customer needs and a balance sheet that provides confidence.

Black Interiors promotes a fun working environment delivering high quality projects, senior management are actively involved in all projects and acknowledge it’s an eclectic group of people with varying skill sets that enable the team to deliver results.

Organisational Structure

Based in Auckland, Black Interiors operates a flat organizational structure that provides employees the autonomy to get on with the job and a back of house to ensure there is support when needed. We believe in process, governance and compliance; matters we take very seriously. Customers can have confidence that we are a well-managed, well-governed organisation that represents a credible counter party.

Our Team


Steve Booten

Steve Bootten

Chairman

Steve has had a successful career with over 30 years’ experience in finance and management positions in large corporates in New Zealand and Australia. He has held directorships In New Zealand & Australia in companies spanning a range of industries including property development, property management, manufacturing and aviation. He is currently a director of Cavalier Corporation Ltd, Framecad Holdings Ltd and the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board, having previously held directorships with the Ferry Building Partnership, Kapiti Coast Airport Ltd, Magnum Corporation Australia Ltd, Robinhood Ltd and Tasman Building Products Ltd. Steve is an Associate Member of the New Zealand Society of Accountants (ACA), a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ACIS), and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Corporate Managers, Secretaries and Administrators (FCIM), Member New Zealand Institute of Directors (MInstD) Member of New Zealand Trustees Association (MNZTA).


Dylan Hutt

Dylan Hutt

Managing Director

Dylan has over 10 years-experience in the construction industry specialising in high quality commercial and retail interior fit outs.

He has delivered a number of projects for publicly listed and private company clients including Heartland Bank, Robert Jones Holdings Limited, Meridian Energy and Airways Auckland office.

His management experience includes shareholder and director roles in Auckland and Wellington based consultancies, and was instrumental in establishing a division to service global telecommunications giant Digicel’s South Pacific retail footprint.

In 2013 Dylan establish Black Interiors, where his role as Managing Director now sees him responsible for day-to-day management and new business development.

Dylan holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Otago University


Edward Sundstrum

Edward Sundstrum

Director

Ed has worked in the property sector predominately in development for the last 12 years, in 2007 he spent 3 years working for a London based hedge fund managing assets in the Middle East, UK, HK and Continental Europe. Prior to 2007 Ed was a development manager at Multiplex NZ working on the design and delivery of the Deloitte Building, 80 Queen Street, Auckland.

Prior to arriving back in New Zealand in August 2014 he was based in Sydney for three years where he acted as a development manager for AMB Capital Partners. He has recently completed a portfolio rationalisation for the Ferry Building Partnership and is currently a director of the Graffiti Solutions group of companies. Ed holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Otago University.


Murray Sunckell

Murray Sunckell

Quantity Surveyor

Murray holds over 20 years construction industry experience, with extensive local project experience in the commercial fit-out and refurbishment sectors.

In his role as Quantity Surveyor, Murray provides a thorough and detailed approach to the project financials from pricing through to completion and works closely with the project team to identify and manage any potential financial and construction risks.

Murray holds the qualification of NZCQS and is well versed with New Zealand construction contracts.

Murray enjoys a positive rapport with clients and consultants and supports a collaborative approach to providing the best outcome for a project.


Paul Yeung

Paul Yeung

Quantity Surveyor

Paul has worked in the construction industry for the past 15 years and is primarily responsible for both pre-contract works (Tendering, Budget Estimating) and post contract works (Contract administration, Variation costing, Progress claims etc). He works closely with our Project Manager’s to ensure scopes are correctly defined.

Some of the projects Paul has been involved in includes Forsyth Barr Office Fitout, Microsoft Office Fitout in Wellington, Nike HQ Fitout, AUT Building WE Refurbishment, ANZ Mount Eden and KPMG Tauranga.


Blair New

Blair New

Quantity Surveyor

Blair has almost 10 years years experience in the construction and fit out industry, working within the commercial, retail, health and educational sectors

completing projects in Auckland, Tauranga and Wellington.

Recently returning from London gaining a wealth of construction knowledge, both on site and in terms of contract administration, working on heavy building

refurbishment and high end fit out projects.


Andrew O'Connor

Andrew O’Connor

Project Manager

Andrew has worked in the New Zealand construction sector for more than 20 years, both client side and contractor side, as Project and Site Manager. Andrew has come to Black Interiors after spending 2 years with Practec Interiors, and prior to that 7 years at Cove Kinloch.

Andrew has vast experience with commercial fitouts, Government work and residential.

Andrew offers Black Interiors a can-do management style with a strong emphasis on the client. He believes in a collaborative approach to a successful project.


David Devery

 

David Devery

Project Manager

 

David’s career, spanning thirteen years within the construction industry has resulted in a diversified skill set and project portfolio. His comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the construction industry has been developed through numerous roles and project requirements assuring a professional, timely, and budget conscious delivery.

Having successfully delivered projects to $10m+ across multiple market sectors in both head contractor and client side project management roles, David is well equipped to meet even the most complex of project briefs.


Brett Short

Brett Short

Site Manager

With more than 20 years experience in the New Zealand construction sector, in both client side and contractor Project and Site Management, including a number of high end apartments and commercial historic retro fits. Brett offers Black Interiors a calm and effective management style, producing agile teams with a strong emphasis on safe work practice. Brett believes in a collaborative addressing of any client, staff or supplier concerns from the pre start design/planning stage through to completion, handover and warranties.


 

Mike Chitham

Mike Chitham

Site Manager

Mike has over a decade of site and project management experience as a production manager in the events and hospitality industry.

Having played central roles in the construction and execution of some of New Zealand’s largest events such as the Rugby and Cricket World Cups.

Now having turned his sights to commercial fit-outs for the last year, he’s relishing the new challenge.

As a result of this, Mike brings a unique approach and work ethic to interiors construction.


Kelly Kamp

Kelly Kemp

Office Manager

Kelly has worked in the property industry for 10 years, joining Black Interiors in April 2016.

Prior to joining Black Interiors, Kelly spent 5 years at CBRE, initially as a team administrator for the National Retail Valuations team and then as a Client Services Coordinator for the Global Workplace Solutions team. Kelly ensures the smooth running of the Black Interiors office, including accounts receivable and accounts payable.