Jane Lawrence, Director, Johnson Naylor, UK and Ex Director, Conran + Partners

Until recently, Jane was a director at Conran + Partners, responsible for interiors projects in the residential, museum and hospitality sectors, both internationally and in the UK.

Projects carried out during her 16 years with Conran include designs for the Apeejay and Surrendra Hotel Group in India and for the £70m Great Eastern Hotel (now a Hyatt-owned Andaz).

She was also responsible for a number of hospitality projects in Vienna, collaborating with an inspired operator. This relationship began with the upgrade of the suites at the Das Triest Hotel and continued with the design of Café Drechsler, an iconic Viennese café featured in the ‘Vienna Café 1900’ exhibition, at the RCA, 2008. Latterly she was instrumental in the design of a new 40-bed boutique hotel in Vienna’s 1st District, which opens summer 2013.

Jane also has experience of the high end residential sector including the design of serviced apartments for the Sa Marina development, Ibiza; Kenny Heights,Kuala Lumpur and a prestigious residential scheme on the banks of the river Thames.