Saad Qureshi is currently Dean at SAE Institute UK, the world’s largest creative media institute with 50 plus campuses across 27 countries. He is one of the youngest Deans in the country. He is a Fellow of the Association of University Administrators (AUA) and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He sits on the Board of Studies at the AUA and other charitable organisations. He has been teaching for over a decade and is a module lead and lecturer at King’s College London, where he was previously Education Manager. Prior to this Saad rose up the ranks at School of Economics and Law where his last role was Director Academics and Corporate Affairs. His specialist expertise is management and sustainability literacy, and focuses on developing socially responsible graduates.
He has worked with School of Economics and Law and Eduqual to develop pioneering qualifications in Student and Academic Administration, the first of their kind in the sector, to support those working in academic registry and functions of the student life cycle.
Saad started working at the tender age of 13 in a charity set up by his father in London after moving from Bradford, West Yorkshire. He gained a great deal of experience designing and delivering workshops on web design for young kids at the age of 15. He became a qualified youth worker and peer mentor to help disadvantaged and marginalised members of the community. He was bestowed the Lambeth Civic Award by the Worshipful Mayor of Lambeth in 2008 for services to the community.
He served on a national advisory group between 2008 and 2010 advising Secretary of State for Children School and Families Rt Hon Ed Balls and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Rt Hon Hazel Blears.
Saad lives in London with his wife and two young children, Adam and Hannah, aged 3 and 1, and enjoys travelling to South East Asia.