We're a small but a perfectly formed team who love what we do.
Malcolm McGregor - Founder/Director
Malcolm is an established entrepreneur, problem solver & logistical expert. He lives in Auckland with his 3 kids, loves exercise, surfing & dabbling in architecteral design. When he’s not overseeing operations here at Contempa he’s usually to be found at the nearest beach navigating the biggest waves.
"Having a small like-minded team keeps our decision making simple, our creative direction on point & our future vision focused."
Karina McGregor - Founder/Creative Director
Karina is an experienced creative, product designer, interior stylist, and all round style guru. She works closely with our clients helping their vision come to life. When she’s not creating up a storm she’s dreaming of being an artist, working on her own interior visions & a busy Mum of three.
"I am currenly coveting the Elliot, it’s versatile in so many interior spaces – looks stunning from every angle".
Jen Larkins - Design Consultant
Jen has a keen eye for style, mismatched cushions, and lover of navy, which she puts to good use as our design consultant at Contempa. She’s also a master cake maker, lover of mid-century modern design & Mum of two.
"What trends are on my radar - classic neutrals teamed with lilac & dusky olives, with deeper wood tones taking centre stage".
Jo Walker - Content Director
Jo is a photographer, film-maker, adventurer & mum of two. When she’s not busy choosing which one of her passions to pursue she’s working with us to create our fabulous content & manage our online profile.
“What’s on my lust worthy list? Our new standout Boucle fabric, it’s textured creamy & absolutely luxurious”.
Ash Mendes - Graphic Designer
With a background in textile design & owner of a super sharp eye when it comes to our graphics, social content & packaging details, Ash is our go to girl for the graphics creation here at Contempa. She is also the owner of the best hair, loves a dress up party & beach walks with her gorgeous dog Lilly.
“I love taking creative ideas from my daily meetings & feeling inspired to recreate these looks in my own home”.
Claire Hampson-Tinsdale - Head of Finance
Claire’s extensive background as a chartered accountant in CME in large corporates means our figures are in the best of hands. When Claire isn’t overseeing our accounts department she is enjoying her favourite movies, family bach time & is a busy mum of two.
“I am always asked what models I have at home - the Austin sofa is our firm family favourite. With wide arms to create a casual vibe - it's sure one to love".