CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT 22
Thomas Leech studied at Brunel University and graduated from the Royal College of Art (RCA) with MA in Product Design. He has over ten years R & D experience in the design world, working with well known brands including Mulberry, Morphy Richards, Adrok and Onzo, spanning from domestic appliances, to luxury fashion and the mining industry.
During his time at the RCA he was selected from students across the college to become an alumnus of the Schmidt Macarthur Fellowship (2015), a global programme that incubates the next generation of circular economy pioneers. He is an expert in future materials and associate researcher for the recently founded Burberry Future Material Research Group, which applies radical thinking to develop more sustainable materials, transform consumer experience and advance manufacturing.