Meet the team


You’ll find the Improva team is as excited about joinery and renovations as you are. They’re experienced renovators who share Blake’s values of making renovating fun and enjoyable for each and every project.


And if your project includes a new kitchen, you’ll find you’re in particularly safe hands, because our whole team are enthusiastic home cooks who know exactly how a kitchen needs to work. They will bring that hands-on perspective to creating yours.


A renovation geek with over 20 years’ experience in the renovation industry. Our clients are in safe hands when it comes to all things design, renovations and also estimating renovation costs. As a renovation broker, Blake connects renovators to a dream team of suppliers. His key objective is for them to have an effortless renovation. He feels so fortunate to be living his dream of running a family business, and having a great team behind him. Blake is a sports enthusiast, whether it be surfing, tennis, golf or any other sport known to man. His true love is his wife, Emily, daughter, Grace, and his entire extended family.

Blake Riley

Director & Renovation Broker
Mathew Square

Blending design talent with business savvy, Mat brings fresh perspective to his role driving growth at Improva. His passion for the creative, fuelled a foundation in industrial and kitchen design before discovering his love for connecting with people. When not accelerating Improva’s future, Mat spends time on travel adventures or fuelling his own creativity from the kitchen to the garage and beyond.

Mathew Nelson

Business Development & Account Executive
Michael Round

With over two decades of experience in the renovation industry, Michael has been hands-on in high-profile commercial projects across Sydney. As a client and supplier manager, he builds strong relationships and ensures our suppliers deliver exceptional results for our clients. A Shopfitter/Carpenter by trade with a keen eye for detail, Michael skilfully navigates challenges and is committed to perfection. Beyond his professional expertise, Michael's warm personality shines through, whether at work or cooking up a storm for loved ones in his woodfire pizza oven.

Michael Vicelich

Client & Supplier Manager

An industrial designer with over 10 years' experience designing furniture products and joinery. She is passionate about cooking, so is able to design beautiful and functional kitchens and any other bespoke spaces for our clients. When she is not working you can find her surfing, doing yoga or enjoying a camping trip. Alicia believes we are lucky to live on such a beautiful planet and loves an adventure holiday to discover more of it.

Alicia Gonzalez

CAD Designer

Leveraging her administrative background, Katrina now ensures our company's backend operations run smoothly with her outstanding organisational skills and ability to implement efficient processes. Her amicable personality shines when interacting with clients and suppliers. On her weekends, you will find Katrina appreciating quality time with family and friends or find her in the kitchen baking an array of aesthetic cakes.

Katrina Zdrafkoski

Operations Coordinator
Chanel’s Staff Photo

Chanel is an enthusiastic and motivated individual, with a notable background in customer service and social media marketing. She supports Blake and the team to ensure the backend runs smoothly and efficiently. Beyond the office, Chanel is an avid restaurant explorer and loves taking Pilates classes to keep centred and energised. Her go-to escape is at the ocean, often with a new book in hand.

Chanel Marlow

Personal & Administrative Assistant

Having spent 15 years as a Production Manager in the television industry in the UK and Australia, Emily hung up her TV boots and chose to divide her time between being a Mum to daughter, Grace, and working for the family business in an industry that she initially had no idea about. If she's not working or running around after Grace, you’ll find her doing a hit class at the gym, socialising with friends or travelling.

Emily Riley

Finance & Marketing Manager

The daughter of Blake and Emily. She loves eating, laughing, singing and having a blast of a time. Grace keeps her Mummy and Daddy on their toes when they are not at work making their clients happy.

Grace Riley

Daughter & Little Terror



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