Integrating our International Knowledge

2021 has kicked off to a big year, with Place Design Group appointing two new Directors, Nick Ison and James Birrell, and now we are very excited to announce, Sue Wang, International Design Director, as an Executive Board Director.

Sue Wang has been with Place Design Group for over 10 years and was recently appointed a Director, leading our Shanghai team, based out of Brisbane. Sue first joined Place Design Group in 2007 and moved to Australia in 2017 to lead the international concept design. Whilst COVID has prevented Sue from travelling to and from China over the last year, she has continued to develop the growth of Shanghai’s client reach and secure significant projects across the region.

Ian Klug, Place Design Group’s Board Chair says, “Sue’s connectivity across China, innate knowledge of business activities in Asia, and understanding of regional design trends, will bring a new layer to the ongoing strategy and development overseen by our Board.”

“I am very honoured to be joining the executive team, taking on more responsibilities after 14 years of growing together with Place Design Group. Our success in the Australia and China markets is largely attributed to the talented people that surround me. The company’s efforts in multicultural integration and gender equality are impressive, and with 2021 marking our 20th anniversary, I genuinely believe that the company will achieve even more over the next 20 years.  I can’t wait to be part of it,” says Sue Wang.

Sue’s appointment brings greater diversity in knowledge across Australia and China relations to the Place Design Group’s Board, and elevates its composition to over 37% female, with Beth Toon also as Executive Board Director, and Emma Vidot as Company Secretary.


Sue Wang

International Design Director