Leone Lorrimer


Leone Lorrimer
CEW Member

dwp | design worldwide partnership
Global CEO

Leone Lorrimer is an architect and the CEO of dwp | design worldwide partnership, an architectural and interior design firm operating in 8 countries in Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Leone was named in the list of 100 Women of Influence under the Board/management category and was recognised in 2016 as an Indesign Luminary.

Internationally recognised for her 30 years’ experience in architecture and design management, Leone has worked on projects across Australia, UK, Asia and the Middle East.

Prior to her appointment at dwp|suters, Leone was Senior Design Manager at Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) in Abu Dhabi, responsible for three iconic museums on Saadiyat Island: The Louvre Abu Dhabi (Jean Nouvel), Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (Frank Gehry) and Zayed National Museum (Lord Norman Foster). Prior to role at TDIC, she was Director of Planning and Development at Sama Dubai. From 1988-2007 Leone was a Director and Board Member of Woods Bagot, the largest Australian-based architecture practice globally. During this time she held a range of positions including Managing Director, Australia and Director, Middle East.

Leone has a Diploma in Architecture (Hons) from the London Metropolitan University and a Bachelor of Science (Architecture) University of Sydney. Leone is a member of the inaugural Workplace Gender Equity Committee for the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and a mentor in the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and AIA mentoring programs. Leone is a Pay Equity Ambassador for the WGEA.

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