Julie O’Sullivan is course leader for LCF MBA and has extensive cross-sector industry senior management experience, including the luxury sector as the merchandise manager for Gucci in the UK. She was a partner in an award-winning commercial photography business. She has an MBA. Her career in higher education began as the business development manager for the Creative Industries at Brighton University. She developed knowledge exchange opportunities with SME’s and business entrepreneurs across fashion, e-marketing, photography and digital television. She has over 14 years of higher education course leader and teaching experience, developing and delivering fashion business curriculum. She delivers across a number of courses in the Fashion Business School; including PG Cert Buying and Merchandising, MA Strategic Fashion Marketing, MA Fashion Retail Management, MSc Cosmetic Science and BA Buying and Merchandising. Specialisms include Buying and Merchandising, Sourcing and Supply Chain Management, Business Strategy and Strategic Market Development. Julie is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was nominated in 2016 by students for a Teaching Award – Highly Recommended. Read Julie O'Sullivan's full profile here.
Denisa Niculescu is the executive education co-ordinator for Fashion Business School, London College of Fashion. She has extensive experience in events and project management and has provided support for a wide range of businesses, from politics and corporate governance to arts and education. Denisa has a BA (hons) in Economical European Studies. Initially part of the Craft and Product programme teams, for her current role within London College of Fashion Denisa is the first point of contact for Executive MBA candidates, alumni, and potential candidates. She is passionate about providing a rich and bespoke experience to the Executive MBA candidates, ensuring the development of their personal, managerial and leadership skills.
Liz Gee is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and as a chartered manager is a fellow of the CMI. Liz has fashion industry financial experience as treasurer of Debenhams plc and as a corporate banker with Barclays plc. A senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Liz completed her MA in Academic Practice at UAL in 2014 with a thesis on the pedagogy of enterprise and employability and has received two UAL awards for Teaching Excellence. Liz’s subject related research interests lie in new funding paradigms for fashion businesses and she is currently writing several chapters of a textbook entitled Fashion Management: A Strategic Approach due for publication in 2018. Read Liz Gee's full profile here.
Dr Ana Roncha is the course leader for MA Strategic Fashion Marketing. She lectures in the fields of business strategies, strategic branding, marketing communications and marketing management. Ana holds a PhD in Design and Marketing Management for the Fashion Industry and previous degrees in communication with a focus in fashion. With over 14 years of experience creating high-impact strategic programs for international fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands, Ana has previously worked in-house as a brand and communications manager as well as on branding and communication studios for brands such as Puma, L'Oreal, MoMa, Salsa Jeans, Storksak and Guy Laroche.
Bethan Alexander is the course leader for MA Fashion Retail Management. Bethan is a passionate spokesperson, consultant, senior lecturer and researcher with an expert lens on fashion business strategy, omnichannel retailing, retail futures and fashion brand management. Having spent 18 years working internationally in senior management roles with fashion brands including Converse, Elle, Kangol and establishing her own consultancy business, Brand Baker, Bethan brings the same verve to her academic role. Within higher education, Bethan has held senior lecturing positions at London College of Fashion, University of East London and has guest lectured at more than 15 global HE institutions. Bethan is a published author, international conference presenter and active researcher. Her research spans multi-sensory fashion retailing, customer brand experiences online and offline and innovative retail formats. Bethan holds a first-class Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Product Management: Fashion, a Master of Science degree with distinction in Fashion Marketing & Distribution and a PG Certificate in Teaching & Learning for Higher Education. Bethan is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was nominated in 2015 and 2016 by students for a Teaching Excellence Award – Winner and Highly Commended respectively. Read Bethan Alexander's full profile here.
Dr Cherie Chen is is the subject leader of Finance and Economics and has extensive experience teaching at postgraduate level. She had worked at multinational financial companies such as Standard Chartered Bank, Allianz Assets Management, Zurich Financial Group and Swiss Reinsurance within senior management. Her research area is behavioural finance.
Kirsty Nevett is lecturer in retail management/operations/strategy. Kirsty has worked in the fashion industry for over ten years as a buyer and then a business development and innovation expert working for Harrods, Lyle & Scott and Gloverall in Europe, the USA and the far east. Kirsty has extensive experience in fashion retailing from store management and retail operations to buying, merchandising and new business innovations. She is a graduate of Glasgow Caledonian University with a BA in Business and an MSc in Fashion Marketing. Her research interests lie in the future of fashion, with particular interest in how new technologies in both retail and product are engaging, converting and retaining consumers.