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Meet the Team

At Portobello Institute we share a common commitment to quality, a structured approach to learning and a focus on industry links as well as care for the individual learners.

Our academic team along with programme managers and teaching staff are the heart of the college who inspire and support our students on a daily basis and throughout their educational journey with us.  To ensure full relevant support for every learner we have a programme manager in place for every department. All with significant experience within their sector we are delighted to show just some of our dedicated team. 

Annemarie McAuley

PM Fashion

Armed with 20 years’ experience in business and Retail Training, Annemarie has worked at senior level with Companies such as Saks Fifth Ave (USA), The Body Shop, Claire’s Accessories, The Health Store Group and is a member of the panel for coaches and mentors for the Dublin local Enterprise board, Enterprise Ireland who specialise in start-ups.
Annemarie’s background in psychology and counselling enables her to get to the heart of individuals needs and encourages and promotes people at all levels to maximise their full potential. 

For Annemarie it’s about helping and supporting students to be successful and her commitment to seeing them through to a career in fashion.  Her commitment to students is every present with ongoing correspondences from graduates having secured roles as buyers, merchandisers all over the globe. 

A highlight of the academic year is always the pop-up retail store created by students coming to life at the end of the semester. 

Listening to market trends and ensuring best learning for students, Annemarie manages a solid team of industry experts and she is heavily involved in the ongoing development of the programme content. 

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