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IDC’s Nominations Committee is comprised of skilled and impartial members, tasked with identifying and selecting potential candidates for key leadership positions within IDC.

Ian Rolston, Chair

IDC past president, Ian Rolston is a design director, principal, thought leader and speaker. He has worked with transformative firms in Canada and in the U.S. across multiple sectors such as hospitality, education, transportation, retail, corporate and residential. Ian has collaborated with leaders of industry across three continents. Now collaborating with Decanthropy, a platform for new thinking in the inclusive design space, Ian develops content that transforms the creative process for people, organizations and businesses. As “Lead Decanthropist,” Ian helps leadership teams innovate with clarity, passion, and consideration to distinguish collaborators’ spaces in the marketplace. Ian is passionate about compelling stories, architectural discipline, and innovation. His personal mandate is to inspire and support collaborators to create solutions that make a difference.


Angela S Colley

A design professional for over twenty, Angela is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). She is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and has a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is also a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). In Florida, as the owner of A C Styles Designs, LLC she specialized in both residential and commercial interiors. She is the past President for the ASID Florida South Chapter for years 2014-2015 and 2018-2019.

Once moving back home to Nova Scotia, she became a registered interior designer in Nova Scotia and is a member of the Interior Designers of Nova Scotia (IDNS) and is the board’s Membership Director. She ran her own design firm, A Colley Interior Design, but has just recently joined the design team with T.A. Scott Architecture + Design. Angela has a passion for design and loves creating innovative spaces.


Sean Crawford

Sean grew up in a family of contractors and builders. He started his professional career on jobsites and then as a drafter, and estimator. After the family business was bought out, while he was working for a developer in Japan, Sean returned to school to pursue a degree in Interior Design. Sean was always drawn to planning and design and was fortunate enough to see a few of his designs executed while working in Japan. Although he looked at architecture, Sean ultimately decided the level of detail and the interaction of interior spaces, that interior design focused on, would be a better fit. He has worked in a range of firms from two-person interior design firms to larger architecture and interior design firms with over 300 people/employees. Currently he is a partner at a national architecture and interior design practice and leads the interior design team. He is an ardent sports fan (kids, dance, hockey, baseball, skiing, golf) and has spent countless hours over the last 15 years in and on studios, rinks, diamonds, hills, and courses…and he loves it.


Siavash Madani

Siavash Madani is an accomplished interior designer with over 13 years of experience in the industry. He is currently the Senior Interior Designer, Showroom Manager and Contract & Trade Sales Executive at Gabriel Ross, a contemporary furniture, lighting, and home accessory retailer based in Victoria, British Columbia, servicing Canada. Over the years, Siavash has worked with a variety of boutique, medium, and large multi-disciplinary firms across North America. His exceptional portfolio includes high-end residential, commercial, retail, and corporate workspace projects that have received recognition by Interior Designers of Canada Value of Design Awards (VODA) (2018) and AWMAC (2019). Siavash has a keen eye for detail and strives to design functional, thoughtful, and timeless spaces. His most recent project is Gabriel Ross’s new 13,000 SqFt showroom in the heart of downtown Victoria.

Siavash is an active volunteer member of the interior design community. He has served as a Director at Large on the Board of Directors of APDIQ for four years and is now serving his second year as Director at Large on the Board of Directors of CIDQ. He has also served as the CIDQ delegate for the province of Quebec and as an NCIDQ Ambassador since the inception of the program. Siavash practices in English, French, and Farsi.

Siavash is an avid motorsport enthusiast, a combustion engine fanatic, and enjoys swinging kettlebells.


Deborah Rutherford

Design manager and workplace consultant with over 40 years’ experience as an interior designer working primarily in the corporate office and health care design sectors, Deborah is an enthusiastic long-time volunteer dedicated to advancing the profession of interior design. She has been instrumental in developing ARIDO’s Professional Development Program and promoting CEUs. Deborah served as president of ARIDO and IDC and was part of both the ARIDO board of management, and the IDC board of directors. She has also chaired several committees. Deborah successfully managed multiple projects with a team of designers for Canada’s major financial services institutions as well as large multi-national corporations. Deborah is committed to design principles which support the environment (LEED AP) and education of design professionals, clients and the public. She has conducted a number of seminars on sustainability, corporate office design and a variety of other subjects at conferences as well as been a sessional instructor at Humber College and Yorkville University. Deborah completed a master’s degree in the UK in Design Management.