Jenny Wilson is a lecturer in Retail Strategy, Innovation and Operations at the Fashion Business School. She first joined the teaching team at LCF in 2014 and spent 4 years working on campus, working predominantly with BSc Year 1&2 Fashion Management. Her initial background spans from retail management to consulting for recruitment firms specializing in premium and luxury retail projects. Her experience within talent management and operations has taken her as far afield as South Africa and as locally as her home city of Edinburgh. Since then, Jenny has been working as both a consultant and lecturer across the UK, Europe, and the Middle East. Her teaching has spanned several universities including those in the UK, Spain, China, and the UAE, predominantly at final year undergraduate and MSc/MBA level. Last September, Jenny rejoined the Fashion Business School permanently and continues to work from Dubai, teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate cohorts. When not teaching, she continues to work in a freelance capacity in both luxury retail recruitment and is a content creator in CMI material for PwC's Training Academy in the Middle East. She holds a MSc (Distinction) in International Fashion Marketing, an MBA (merit) in Global Business and a PGC in Academic Practice. Her research interests lie in Omnichannel retailing and the effects of increased digitilisation on organisational behaviour. She studies her PhD part-time and aims to publish her first research paper in 2022.
Kelly Darcy is s a Lecturer in Management: Retail Strategy, Innovation and Operations alongside beingan Associate Lecturer in the areas of Fashion Business, Psychology & Sustainability, Marketing, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the London College of Fashion and London Southbank University. Alongside her work, she also coaches entrepreneurs on a one-to-one basis. Kelly is part of an MBA in Sustainability Leadership where she campaigns for policy change and also brings sustainable practices into her own life and consumer behaviours. She also runs wellbeing workshops in fashion & body positivity and in 2020 started to run courses in starting a sustainable fashion business.She has worked as a fashion business consultant in the fashion industry for 10 years and across her client portfolio, Kelly also researches, coaches and is an experienced facilitator. Kelly is also an Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).
Kelly studied at LCF with a BA in Fashion Business and an MSc in Applied Psychology in Fashion, she hopes to make it a hat-trick with a PhD in Consumer Culture, which she aims to start over the coming years.
Karen Manville is a lecturer on the Fashion Management course at the Fashion Business School who's industry experience includes working with companies including Nails Inc, Harrods, L'Occitane and training with brands including Aveda, Decleor, Demalogica, Elemis and Guinot. She has been teaching at the UAL since 2005 during which she gained an MA in Education (2013). Karen is currently in her final year of her PhD focusing on the benefits of canine assisted interaction on the mental health of HE students. She has presented her research at a number of conferences in the UK including Worcesters University: Seeds of Knowledge and British Psychology Society: Division of Health Psychology, and alongside her dog Elvis (more commonly known as Fathead) she had provided canine therapy for a number of years as part of her research for her PhD at Middlesex University.
Angie Lench is the Programme Director for the Leadership and Management programme. Her strengths lie in her industry experience spanning more than 20 years working in international fashion retail management as well as buying and merchandising. She has held numerous positions with successful retailers such as Selfridges and TK Maxx including senior buyer and head of merchandising. Her teaching career has been previously established at the Fashion Retail Academy. She has been instrumental in developing fashion retail-specific courses including a Foundation degree in Fashion Retail Management for over 10 years, maintaining her connection with the fashion industry. In addition she is already an established final year dissertation tutor in the Fashion Business School at LCF. Angie has a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership & Management.
Heather Delaney is a Product Management Lecturer for the Fashion Business School, working across Bsc & Msc Fashion Management programmes. Heather’s expertise lies within Fashion Buying and Product Development following 15 years in the fashion industry. Heather has worked for the retailers Ralph Lauren, Mothercare and Arcadia during this time. The bulk of Heather’s experience is within the Childrenswear industry. Heather’s research interests lie within circularity, the slow fashion movement and how the global fashion industry can adapt its policies and practices to protect the planet whilst maintaining a profitable business and the changing store environment and how this needs to be adapted to the ever-changing consumer. Heather holds a BA (Hons) Fashion Management degree from London College of Fashion.
Dr Affan Hameed joined the Fashion Business School at UAL in 2018 as a lecturer in quantitative methods. He obtained his BBA (distinction) with major in Finance at the Lahore School of Economics (2010), having studied under a four-year scholarship on merit. Thereafter, Affan completed his masters in Finance (distinction) at the Queen’s University Belfast (2011). In 2018 Affan was awarded a PhD. in Finance by the ICMA Center, Henley Business School at the University of Reading. He has interned in several roles such as operational analyst, investment analyst and accounts assistant at large financial institutions (JS Investments, Bank Alfalah, and Holiday Inn) and was also employed in the public sector as a statistical officer in Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS). Affan’s research interest lies in corporate governance and corporate finance. After his masters, Affan conducted hands-on lab sessions in Financial Econometrics at Queen’s University Belfast. During his PhD., Affan gained three years of teaching experience in the following modules: Corporate Governance, Financial Engineering, Securities, Options and Derivatives, and Mergers and Acquisitions. Affan also worked in various financial institutions including the Mergers & Acquisition Department at Mercer, London during his PhD. Currently, Affan teaches the areas of Quantitative Methods, Research Methods, Corporate Finance and Risk Management, and Principles of Business.
Adrian Gauci is Lecturer in Fashion Management with teaching experience specialising in Fashion Marketing, Leadership, HRM and Strategy at leading universities in New York and London. Adrian published articles in the Journal of International Business and Law and was CEO of the American Marketing Association chapter at Hofstra University in New York. Adrian also attended several academic conferences in the US and UK. He is also certified in public speaking by Toastmasters International. He led consultancies at Merrill Lynch Centre and other enterprise software corporations in New York. Adrian run his own consultancy based in London and New York. Adrian read a dual MBA with distinction in Management and International Business at the Frank G. Zarb School of Business in New York on full international academic scholarship. Adrian was also awarded a Master in Integrated Marketing Communications from San Diego State University and University of Malta. He was ranked on the Dean's list on both courses. Adrian was recently awarded a teaching excellence award from LCF for his MBA teachings and a Teaching Fellow Award from the LSE Management Department. Adrian led business development teams in New York and London and also works in industry consultancy projects. His hobby is portraits photography using analogue and having a drama degree is also acted in several motion pictures for international cinema release.
Ronit Zilkha studied fashion design in London, after which she launched her eponymous collection. Her unique designs, including inspired eveningwear and daywear, have been worn by members of the Royal family, celebrities, stars and fashion editors the world over, showcasing at London Fashion Week for 15 consecutive years. The Ronit Zilkha label achieved international recognition and success, as well as having eighteen independent Ronit Zilkha stores, and concessions in Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and House of Fraser. With 27 years’ experience in the fashion industry Ronit is a Year 1 Tutor & Lecturer in BSc Fashion Management/MSc Strategic Fashion Management, MA Fashion Design Management, Grad Dip Fashion Management and BA Fashion Marketing courses, leading masterclasses, lectures and workshops whilst contributing to curriculum development.
Sanjeev Davidson is an experienced international management consultant working with global lifestyle brands, fashion start-up communities, academia, media, and international organisations. He is a recognised executive mentor specialising in fashion brand management. Sanjeev has collaborated with British Council, British Fashion Council, Design Council, Chinese National Garment Association, Jakarta Fashion Week, Fashion Matters, Fashion Digital Talks and Vice Media on a range of projects related to the Future of Fashion, Sustainability, Building Better Brands, Business Acceleration, E-commerce, the Impact of Technology and Changing Consumer Demands. He completed his MA in Design Studies at Central Saint Martins in 2000. Sanjeev has also guest lectured and provided mentorship at various international universities and design schools.
Dr Lan Wang is lecturer in Economics and Finance at the Fashion Business School. Lan is a member in Centre for Business and Climate Change at University of Edinburgh Business School. She has been completed PhD in climate finance at University of Edinburgh, MSc in Carbon Finance from University of Edinburgh (2013), and MSc in Corporate Finance from ICMA Centre, University of Reading (2010). Lan had two-year financial industrial working experience at Bank of China and participated in consulting and research projects granted by World Bank and British Consulate Guangdong General in China. She also gained teaching experience in the modules of Principle of Finance and Energy Finance during her PhD. Lan research interest is in green finance, sustainable investment, climate policy, and carbon market design. She has published on Journal of Environmental Science and Pollution Research in carbon market efficiency.
Richard Mkoloma Unit Leader and Lecturer, Fashion Management / Fashion Design Professional.
An alum of the LCF design school, Richard brings 20 years as a designer and consultant providing creative and advisory services for global brands. His expertise lies in developing start-ups, niche labels and strategic brand concepts and collections that bridge the gap between fashion, lifestyle and sportswear. Commercially astute with a considered sensibility for aesthetic fusion; a culmination of his experience in sportswear, tailoring, denim, premium fashion and music.
Richard has lived and worked in the UK, Germany, USA & The Netherlands with extensive experience creating, researching and developing collections across Asia and Europe. Notable clients and projects include Nonchalant, South African fashion week platform African Fashion International, Adidas Originals, Mo Saique footwear, Puma & Hussein Chalayan, Sean John [blue] and Michiko Koshino. He also enjoys working on personally rewarding creative & skills building initiatives for young people and has collaborated with charities and education organisations.
Richard is a visiting lecturer at the INSEEC business university and he recently completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication at UAL. His practice seeks to cohesively deepen the connections between creativity and management processes.
Toyin Laketu is the Product and Supply Chain Management Lecturer at the Fashion Business School, working across undergraduate and post graduate programmes. Toyin has a Masters in International Business and has been teaching across business and fashion disciplines since 2019. She has completed her PG Cert in creative education and holds a Fellowship of Higher Education Academy.
Toyin has over 14 years’ experience of working with UK leading fashion, retail, and creative businesses, focusing on business development, marketing, and international strategy.
She has worked to promote the UK creative industries and fashion across Europe, Asia, Middle East, and the US and has delivered new business success and partnerships for brands, such as Cath Kidston, Marks and Spencer, Christopher Raeburn, Alex Monroe, Debenhams and many more.
Toyin has worked in partnership with organisations such as British Fashion Council and UK Fashion and Textiles Association and many others, working on Government initiatives to increase UK businesses export activity in new markets.