The British Insititute of Interior Design (BIID) has announced its new president for the 2023-2024 term.
May Fawzy will be stepping into the role, and officially took over the position at the BIID’s annual general meeting (AGM) on the 6th of July. She is the successor to Mathew Freeman, who stepped down from the position during the AGM.
Fawzy is a BIID registered interior designer, as well as an interior architecture director and founder of MF Design Studio. After graduating with an MA in interior architecture with honours, she worked for several multinational firms before founding her studio in 2011.
Prior to her role as the institute’s president, Fawzy has served as both a BIID council member and assessor for the competency of new BIID members.
She said: “I’m delighted to take on this exciting new role as President of the BIID. It’s a huge honour to represent our members and to raise awareness of the BIID. I’ll be working closely with the BIID council to ensure the BIID offers our community a wide range of opportunities for professional development, networking and collaboration – I am looking forward to it!”
Alongside the announcement about the institute’s new president, the BIID also gave out two awards recognising BIID members who have made a valuable contribution to the institute.
The commitment to continuing professional development (CPD) award was given to Chloe Bullock, founder of Materialise Interiors, for accruing the most CPD hours this year. The BIID also gave its merit award to Susie Rumbold, founder of design studio Tessuto, for her previous work as BIID president, as well as authoring the institute’s Interior Design Project Book.