Skin, acclaimed DJ, fashion icon, actress, activist and lead singer of multi-million selling rock band, Skunk Anansie, became the first Chancellor of Leeds Arts University in 2021. The Chancellor is the ceremonial head of the University and plays an important ambassadorial role, one who students and staff can look to for inspiration and who can speak on behalf of the University and the creative sector.
Skunk Anansie became the first international multi-racial band to tour South Africa and also performed at a concert held to mark the 80th birthday of former South African President and global icon Nelson Mandela. The band headlined Glastonbury just 4 years after their debut appearance on the main stage in 1995 and were hailed as iconic pillars of Britrock by the British press.
As well as fronting one of the UK’s most successful bands, Skin is a multi-talented artist involved in various projects. She is an established DJ, playing Techno, Tech House and Minimal all over the world.