Meet the team

Learn from design and business experts

The Academy is run by fashion professionals, not simply academic teachers, and it is highly focused on professional excellence. Our staff are among the best in their field, professionally within fashion, and pedagogically within education.

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Prof. Jimmy Choo

Creative Director

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Stephen Smith

CEO

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Susan Dillon

Director of Teaching and Learning

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Ha Smith

Director of Incubation

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Chris Hill

Course Director

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Lucy London

Director of Short Courses, Programme Leader and Outreach

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Mark Eley

Programme Leader

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Zekaryas Solomon

Technical Manager / Tutor Technician

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Athar Nouman

Head of Registrar

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Farid Akmal

Lecturer

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Vicky Carr

Student Support

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HH Basma Al Said

Mentor

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Slava Boiko

Head of IT Systems

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Ash Allibhai

Mentor

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Sadia Anwar

Mentor

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Patrick McDowell

Mentor

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Isabel Kelly

Mentor

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Akash Das

Mentor

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Suki Wang

Mentor

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Jane Schaffer

Mentor

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Zoe Lem

Mentor

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