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 worked in the construction industry for the past 8 years, entering the workforce in 2008. In 2012 he became a Director and Shareholder of Auckland-based construction business Hi-Tech Commercial Interiors. He subsequently joined Hi-Tech Wellington as a Director and assisted in establishing a Christchurch business. Dylan has delivered a number of high quality commercial and retail fit outs for listed and unlisted clients, he was also involved in the company’s entry into the South Pacific as a shop-fitter for Irish telecommunications Digicel in his capacity as a director and shareholder for HCI Pacific.

In 2013 Dylan left Hi tech to establish Black Interiors, where he is responsible for day to day management and new business. 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.


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.


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.


Dimitriy Matusheff

Dimitriy Matusheff

Site Manager

Dimitriy has worked in the New Zealand construction sector for 15 years, both client side and contractor side, as Project and Site Manager.

Dimitiry has built and project managed numerous duplexes and stand-alone houses from foundation up for a property developer across new subdivisions, as well as several interiors projects.

Dimitry is meticulous, with a can-do attitude and settles for nothing less than a high-quality standard on all jobs.


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.