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In Memoriam: Ian Hughes

Ian Hughes, Senior Teaching Fellow at WMG, sadly passed away in hospital on Monday 9 January 2017, after suffering a coronary arrest. The University offers its condolences to Ian’s partner, Lynn, and to his family.

Ian started work at WMG in 1998 as Senior Teaching Fellow, acting as module tutor in the area of Logistics and Operations Management. Ian enjoyed the role that gave him the opportunity to teach, share knowledge and also travel the world, in particular Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong. Ian’s colleagues at home and abroad have been shocked and saddened at his sudden passing, and they have been sharing many memories.

Ian was a big-hearted personality always guaranteed to leave everyone with a smile on their face. He was a man of many stories, some of which were told more than once but stayed as entertaining every time. With his wide experience and great ability to talk about any operational any area he was always willing to support colleagues and give his time wherever he could. He was a great favourite with the students and they benefitted greatly from his many and varied anecdotes about business life. Ian was a great friend as well as colleague.”

Morag Malins, Senior Teaching Fellow, WMG.

Outside of work Ian liked nothing more than to pass the time fishing, a hobby that took him regularly holidaying to Ireland and was Ian’s definition of a perfect Saturday.

He will be sorely missed by family, friends and colleagues. His funeral will take place on Monday 30 January 2017 (details available from Sue Horner, HR Officer, WMG).