Our Team

The Lanka Kade team is small, in total there are just nine of us. 


Founder and Director of Lanka Kade, Upul is native to Sri Lanka. He is our direct connection to our artisans and is fiercely passionate about his country, our suppliers and the company. 


Founder and Director, Diane is the back bone of Lanka Kade. She is a fountain of knowledge and ensures Lanka Kade stays true to its founding beliefs and values. 


A friendly voice at the end of the phone, Jo works to process orders, answer customer enquiries, plus maintains our Find A Stockist website feature. Jo is integral to planning our trade fair stands and managing the Lanka Kade Outlet days. 


Our company manager, Jason is actively involved in all aspects of the Lanka Kade supply chain in both Sri Lanka, the UK and export. He works closely with every member of the UK team from product design through to new customer accounts, Distributors and export sales. 


Hardworking and efficient, Paula is our dedicated warehouse operative and responsible for ensuring orders are efficiently packed and despatched. 


Skilled in all things technical and master of spreadsheets (every office needs one), Steve is responsible for stock control, accounts and logistics. An eye for detail, Steve also manages our website and makes sure this is up to date.


Since 1997 Anne has been our in house designer and responsible for the creation of the entire exclusive Lanka Kade range up to 2020. An amazing talent, Anne is incredible for bringing ideas to life and works closely with Helen. 


Helen comes from a talented illustrative background and since 2020 has worked closely with Anne to design new toys for the Lanka Kade range. Her artistic influence, original designs and ideas are an asset to Lanka Kade.


Joined the team late in 2023 and settling rapidly into our social media and newsletter communications. Demi works closely with Jo and is another friendly, helpful voice on the end of the phone and emails to assist with orders and customer service.