Catherine Francis

Head of Studio

Armed with a BA (Hons) degree in interior design from Kingston University, plus experience working in an architecture practice, Catherine joined MYA in 2015.

Catherine has developed world class eating and dining spaces for a wide range of clients.

It takes a rare talent to get underneath the skin of an organisation, to gain a true insight and then to create/shape the future of a space. With exacting standards and an exceptional eye for detail, Catherine brings design leadership and innovation to any project team.

Key skills

  • Insight and creativity
  • Project management
  • Interior design
  • Kitchen design
  • Revit/CAD drawing
  • Development of mechanical and electrical drawings
  • Team leadership
  • Document design
  • Layout
  • Branding
  • Professional development
  • Event management

Outside work, Snowdon, Mount Blanc and other mountain ranges beckon. A passionate mountain climber, later this year Catherine is attempting, with colleague Rebecca, to take on the mighty Three Peaks Challenge. Funds raised from this epic endeavour will go to support Young Minds, a mental health charity.

  • Carla and her team have broad experience in the industry. Apart from being very supportive in inventing (new) concepts, they also make use of their many years of experience when implementing these concepts. Their ultimate goal is to let people enjoy honest and good food.

    Marcel Bisselink, Owner, Daily Fresh Food, Galeen, Netherlands
  • Carla and her team worked tirelessly with us to ensure our very international and cross-cultural needs were met with great creativity and skill. They listened to us, responded to our needs and delivered above expectations.

    Angela Hencher, Director of Business Administration, Dulwich College, Shanghai Pudong
  • They are brave enough to challenge others in pursuit of the ultimate solution, whether it be behind the scenes with kitchen flow and catering management, or front-of-house service and design.

    Richard Russell, Catering Equipment Distributor Director, Western Blueprint
  • If all companies who serve the independent school sector had your breadth of vision and openness of mind, I have little doubt that the sector would be a richer and more exciting place to be.

    Phillip Godfrey, Bursar, Halliford School
  • During the negotiation process, Carla’s knowledge and expertise enabled our company to achieve a very strong commercial outcome, and some significant savings were yielded from the exercise.

    Penny Arnold, Commercial & Operations Director, Fusion Lifestyle