Di has been part of Sydney’s interior design and project management industry for many years.
Her inherent interest stemmed from her first employment with Bruck Mills – a Canadian owned textile mill, with offices in Sydney and Melbourne, and a textile mill in Wangaratta Victoria, where a true appreciation of textiles, and the manufacturing process was born.
Upon returning from travel overseas, Di was accepted to study interior design at NSW TAFE Randwick. The intake that year was some 80 students from over 500 applicants, and from this step, Di pursued her chosen career path working within the industry during the day, and studying at night.
In order to gain hands-on experience, Di worked with smaller interior design practices servicing Sydney CBD and metropolitan areas, before joining Davenport Campbell & Partners in 1989. She was appointed as Project Manager and worked in a team environment on projects for Sony Corporation North Ryde, AT & T Australia Westpac Plaza Sydney, Telecom Network Management Centres in Pitt Street, and LJ Hooker head office in Sydney to name a few.
In 1992 Di moved across to Schiavello Commercial Interiors, working from their new showroom in Pyrmont, and NSW offices in Condell Park. Di’s primary role was to assist in the opening of the new showroom facilities for SCI NSW, and to assist with sales.
In 1993 Di raised her own company, Interiors Intoto Pty Ltd……..’intoto’ being the Latin word for ‘in totality’.
Interiors Intoto provides design consultancy and project management services to the commercial, banking, hospitality, retail and healthcare sectors. In more recent times, services extend to strata refurbishment and selected residential projects.
When taking some time out, Di enjoys film, live theatre, walking, and spending time with friends and family in whatever activities they choose!
Di McKenzie is an active member of The Rotary Club of Mosman, where she enjoys participating in community projects. Most recently, Di was on the Victory Ball Committee for Rotary Club of Mosman where funds raised in support of prostate cancer amounted to $30,000.00 – a tremendous outcome for an inaugural event.