Andrew Hughes is Dean of Fashion Business School. He has over 30 years' experience in education, holds an MA in International Business and is a Chartered Manager with the Chartered Management Institute.
Originally from Blackburn in Lancashire where generations of his family worked in the Cotton Industry, Andrew has worked in Business and Management education, since graduating with a B.Ed (Hons) in Business Studies in 1979. After working successfully in Secondary Education for over ten years, Andrew took up a position as a Senior Lecturer in Finance at the London College of Fashion in the early 1990s, subsequently becoming the Course Director for the successful BA Fashion Management course, taking up his current role as the Dean of the Fashion Business School in 2006.
Since becoming Dean, the Fashion Business School has become (in 2008) a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), achieved the Small Business Charter Award in 2015, is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute as an HE partner and by the British Psychological Society, it is a Graduate Gateway for the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and a centre of excellence for both the British Display Society and the Society of Cosmetic Scientists. The Fashion Business School is renowned for its work with industry, which is at the very core of all its activities – working with over 70 companies in 2016 including John Lewis Menswear, ASOS, Bally, Volvo, Proctor + Gamble, Molton Brown and Amnesty International. Through membership of Enterprise Educators UK, and being a signatory to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) - Enterprise and Sustainability are deeply woven into the work of the School.
Whilst working at LCF Andrew has completed an MA in International Business in 1995 and became a Chartered Manager in 2014. He is a Governor of the University, and of the Fashion Retail Academy. His research interests focus on financial modelling in fashion manufacturing and retailing.