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The Fashion District partnership is seeking to appoint a non-executive Chair for the Fashion District Board to lead its next phase of development and support the ultimate ambition to be a global hub for fashion technology.

The Fashion District was launched in September 2018, backed by the Mayor of London, to work with partners from industry, business, education and the public sector to create London’s Fashion District.

Building on the fashion heritage of east and north London it provides affordable workspace, access to investment, business and enterprise support and nurtures new talent. Our aim is to promote innovation through technology, across design, manufacturing and retail, creating the networks the industry needs to thrive and stimulating ideas that will bring sustainable solutions to change the future of fashion.

This role requires an exceptional candidate with industry expertise and the strategic vision,  influence and passion to support the growth of the fashion industry in London.

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31 July 2020

Deadline to submit applications

August 2020

Candidates contacted to arrange interviews

W/C 7 September 2020

Interviews for shortlisted candidates

Autumn 2020

New Chair announced


Our Chair will have wide-ranging experience of the fashion industry and be an experienced leader and ambassador with exceptional communication skills.

They will establish strong constructive relationships with the Director, board members and stakeholders across the Fashion District.

They will have a keen interest in promoting innovation and technology to develop the future of the fashion industry as well as a meaningful commitment to promoting sustainable practice.

We actively encourage applications from those who are under-represented in the industry, including women, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), disabled and LGBT+ candidates.

The role has a time commitment of approximately 2 working days per month. The position is not remunerated but necessary expenses
will be paid.

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