New British Fashion Council chairman

Jaeger boss Harold Tillman takes over from Stuart Rose as new British Fashion Council chairman

Jaeger boss Harold Tillman is set to take over from Stuart Rose as the new chairman of the British Fashion Council.

Rose, who will step down from his role after next month’s London Fashion Week, has been at the helm of the organisation since January 2004.

He said yesterday: ‘This has been a challenging and rewarding post. I feel fortunate to have worked with the British Fashion Council and the wealth of talented designers we have in this country.’

Speaking about his successor, he added: ‘I know that Harold will provide strong leadership to the BFC as it embarks on the next stage of developing London Fashion Week and its role of identifying talent and providing business support for designers.’

As the chairman of Jaeger and a benefactor behind a £1 million London College of Fashion scholarship scheme, Tillman is already well known and respected within the British fashion industry.

In an official statement he said he was looking forward to helping fledgling fashion business in the UK and building on ‘the strong foundations put in place by Stuart’.

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