Masterclasses

Honorary Professors, Honorary Graduates and GCU Award Winners bring an invaluable wealth of knowledge and experience to the University’s programs.

They include:

  • Professor Henry Holland, Founder of House of Holland and presenter of C4’s The Changing Room
  • Jo Malone MBE, British perfumer, Founder of Jo Malone London and Jo Loves
  • Tony Blunden, Director and Head of Consulting, Chase Cooper Ltd and a recognised world leading authority on operational risk
  • Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, M&S Executive Director Customer, Marketing and M&S.com
  • Liz Evans, Chief Executive of Oasis and Warehouse
  • Dr Manuel Carballo, Epidemiologist and Executive Director of the Swiss-based International Centre for Migration, Health and Development (ICMHD)
  • Mahmud Kaman, Fashion Entrepreneur and Joint-CEO of online fashion retailer boohoo.com
  • Imran Amed, Founder and CEO of The Business of Fashion (BoF) and GCU Honorary Professor
  • Professor Kenneth Cole, Designer and Founder of US fashion house Kenneth Cole Productions Inc.
  • Dr Lily Cole, model, actress and social entrepreneur
  • Professor Hannah Coffin, Co-Founder of Needle and Thread
  • Dr Brian Duffy, former President Ralph Lauren Europe
  • Professor Belinda Earl, Style Director, Marks and Spencer
  • Professor Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Director, the New York Times (formerly Fashion Editor of The Financial Times)
  • Ian Grabiner, Chief Executive, Arcadia Group (Top Shop, Top Man)
  • Dr Eileen Gallagher, Co-Founder and CEO of Shed-Warner Productions
  • Professor Patrick Grant, CEO of Norton & Sons of Savile Row
  • Professor Eva Haller, Philanthropist and GCU Honorary Professor and Magnusson Fellow
  • Professor Paul Kelly, CEO of The Selfridges Group
  • Professor Ray Kelvin CBE, Founder and Managing Director of Ted Baker PLC
  • Annie Lennox, Singer, songwriter and GCU Humanitarian Award Winner
  • Professor Nick Robertson, Chief Executive of ASOS, Britain’s largest e-tailer
  • Professor Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council