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Prof Miranda K. Brawn Full Biography Q1-2024

Prof Miranda K. Brawn “Speaker” Biography – Feb 2024

Summary: London born and raised multi award-winning Professor Miranda K. Brawn is ranked as one of the leading global action leaders, diversity, inclusion and sustainability champion and strategic board advisor. She has gone above and beyond to move many industries and the world forward. As a pre-eminent thinker, Professor Brawn is recognised for her fresh and innovative ideas often being called a ‘breath of fresh air’ which influences key decision-makers in strategic investment and public policy. She is highly respected for her unique perspectives, her balance of contrarian thinking with measured judgment, and her ability to turn various insights into investible, inclusive and equitable ideas with her positive and inspiring energy. Her multi-cultural personal background enhances her perspective on global resource challenges from an international business point of view having travelled to more than 35 countries, with a particular focus on the interplay of international business and global governance, while highlighting key opportunities for investment and philanthropy where she is the current and former director of companies with international operations with reach in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Caribbean, US, Europe and the UK. 

Background in Finance and Law: Previous roles include where she was one of the first women of colour on the City of London’s trading floor as a teenager, also a British senior financial executive, investment banker, hedge fund derivatives sales trader and international financial services lawyer spanning across a few decades in the highly regulated legal, banking and financial services industries working at top multinational investment banks and financial services companies such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, HSBC Investment Bank and Citigroup etc where she developed relationships with funds and ultra-high net worth individuals across different regions (i.e. EMEAA, US, LATAM, APAC). She has negotiated and advised clients on thousands of transactions across a range of investment activities in a wide variety of asset classes representing over $1 trillion of deal value working in global offices with a focus on strategy, regulations and policy. Also, Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2012 to become a ‘Barrister’ with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Strategic Management.

Awards: She holds numerous awards, titles and honorary degrees for her inspiring leadership which has earned her top recognition. This includes being named ‘Women of the Year’ and ‘Ambassador of the Year’ in the 2019’s Women in Finance Award for ‘extraordinary and sustained achievement…within Finance’ and ‘voice for change’. Miranda has also been named in numerous influential power lists including Financial Times, Forbes, Yahoo Finance and Financial News naming her one of the 100 most influential business executives globally and ‘Top 100 Women in European Finance’. In 2016,  she received an award from the UK Prime Minister and in person commendation from King Charles III when he was HRH The Prince of Wales. Her previous collaborations with The Prince’s Trust through joint diversity leadership scholarships further exemplifies her dedication to nurturing future leaders. More recently, ‘Top 100 Influential People 2024’ and presented with the ‘Top 50 Afro-Caribbean Leadership Award 2023’ at the House of Lords in January 2024, for positively influencing local communities and the larger UK and global society, changing negative narratives to positive.

TMBDLF: As a philanthropist, Miranda Brawn is well known for founding the award-winning ‘The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation’ – a registered UK charity focused on diversity, inclusion and sustainable leadership with the next generation of diverse leaders, following their ‘10,000 Young People’ strategy launch, helping thousands of people with a ripple effect of millions to succeed in their education and future careers. Through her leadership as President and CEO/Chair of the Trustee Board, the Charity has provided nearly 500 scholarships, funding, mentoring, work experience and networking opportunities, while giving students the confidence to become award winning diversity leaders themselves. Their first diversity lecture event and tailored innovative scholarships at the time have made UK history for being the first of its kind in 2016. They are working hard collectively to improve the lives of the diverse students in the UK (and globally when they study in the UK). There have been many collaborations to help the next generation of diverse leaders including the launch of “The Dr Miranda Brawn Awards” at the University of Oxford initially from 2021 to 2026 and other global organisations like Hogan Lovells and the University of Law. This has also involved launching the UK’s first ‘Black Women on Boards’ initiative and more recently the ‘Global Gender Human Rights’ initiative. The latter has the goal of advancing women’s and girl’s human rights and eliminating gender discrimination and associated intersectional discrimination. Also, launched ‘The D.A.R.E. Podcast’ which is a ‘successful mindset’ podcast with the most successful leaders and celebrities across the UK and globally.


Boardroom: Her extensive expertise and experience spans across multiple fields within the private, public and third sectors. She serves on global influential boards as a highly sought after non-executive director and board advisor across many industries including healthcare, charity, finance and technology. She oversees the leadership, accountability and stewardship providing clear sighed counsel on the strategic direction and alignment to its Vision, Values and Purpose.

Current Board Advisory/Directorships/Memberships: Organisations include the UK’s largest healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Guys and St Thomas and King’s Health Partners) where she is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the newly launched ‘People, Culture and Education Committee’ leading the Trust’s equality initiatives, member of Evelina Hospital Board, Renumeration, Audit and Risk Committees, with an oversight of over 43,000 NHS employees, 31,000 students and £3.7 billion annual turnover, as well as, FTSE 100’s Schroder and Cazenove Capital’s Impact Investing Funds including the Multi-Asset Sustainable Fund’s CAIF Committee, X0PA AI, the Tessa Jowell Foundation, Action Aid Arise Fund to name but a few including being ‘UN Women’ Delegate supporting women and girl’s human rights in the UK and globally. She is also an ambassador for Surviving Economic Abuse.

Prior Board Advisory/Directorships: As of 2012, she has served on other boards such as Non-Executive Director (NED), Board Advisor, Vice Chair, Board Trustee and Ambassador including Switch Mobility Limited (with initial start-up $1.2bn FT valuation owned by the Hinduja Group), where she was one of first women in the electrical vehicle global boardroom as a NED leading and providing oversight on diversity and environmental affairs for DE&I and ESG while also serving on the Renumeration, Nominations, Audit and Risk Committees, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn’s Investment Committee and EDI Committee board advisor, Crownsavers Credit Union Ltd NED, Dentons Global Law Firm Future of Retail Law Forum (as general counsel advisory board member), Cancer Research UK Women of Influence advisory board member, Breast Cancer Now Trustee, Lambeth Council Equality Commissioner, Black Cultural Archives Vice Chair of the Trustee Board, Thompson Reuters Advisory Committee Member and an Ambassador for ‘UK Global Poverty Project’ aka ‘Global Citizen’.Historically, Patron for Black British Academics, Black Cultural Archives and now Black Living Donors Choir. Also, an advocate and champion for all forms of diversity, including being a founding associate of WealthiHer in the U.K., a network of leaders set up to collaboratively change the perception of financial services and to deepen partnerships with women in business and their wealth prospects. 

Previously, Miranda has also been a brand ambassador for various labels including Jimmy Choo, Piaget, Dior, The Fold London and Libby London

City of London Leadership/Academia: Miranda is a current Livery(wo)man of The Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers (following her election attempt to become a City Alderman), the first honorary Professor in Business and Law of the University of Roehampton and previously a Senior Visiting Fellow of the University of Oxford where in 2022, Prof Brawn has been engaged in researching an independent report “The Brawn Review” on ‘Boardroom Sustainability, Inclusion and Governance’ while also continuing her work with speaking, lecturing, writing and mentoring.

By popular demand, her first published book will be available to pre-order within one year.

Global Speaker and Commentor: Her portfolio career also includes being an expert media contributor and commentator analysing international and current affairs for various global media platforms – (social media, print, television and radio) such as primetime breakfast shows on the  BBC/Bloomberg/Forbes/BET. She was selected to be a Bloomberg Media’s ‘New Voices’ from 2021 for their television and radio platforms with an audience of approximately 310 million households worldwide. Her other roles include model, impact investor, author, podcast host and producer for newly launched ‘The D.A.R.E. Podcast’ which is a ‘successful mindset’ podcast where Miranda has informal conversations with various VIP guests. These are some of the most successful people in the UK and globally including celebrities and global leaders across all industries following her successful mindset coaching where she has shared many success tips over the years.

As the world’s fastest success mindset coach, Miranda launched the innovative and exclusive #The60SecondCoach in 2020 to compliment her existing coaching programmes. This is in the form of 60 second videos. This is where she helps everyone of all ages, backgrounds, genders and races to achieve their goals for success.

Also, an international public (keynote and motivational) speaker across 35-plus countries at top conferences, TEDx, universities, schools (both local and national) and global organisations including UK’s Speaker For Schools. More recently, she spoke at Chatham House on ESG+H(ealth) inequalities and international financing priorities. She is influential on strategic investment and public policy with interests in global boardrooms, responsible governance, regulations, risk management, corporate social responsibility (CSR), diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), environment, social and governance + health (ESG+H) matters and success mindset tips.

Global Consultancy: Miranda has been the Managing Director of MB Global Advisors, a global consultancy focused on advisory services globally, since she co-founded it in 2020. She is also responsible for leading and advising on the delivery of ESG solutions, products and services to global clients across multiple sectors and geographies helping to drive rapid and complex changes.

This includes the impact on the environment, how organisations are driving prosperity for its people, communities and clients, setting and shaping best-practise responsible governance, policies and culture change. Miranda has worked with global governmental leaders and senior business leaders to develop and implement policies focused on increasing the number of diverse people in the workplace especially at senior levels including C-suite and the boardroom as a non-executive.

She has supported, advised and led a number of DE&I, CSR and ESG initiatives and events across a range of topics such as DE&I Governance and Leadership and CSR innovation and ESG+H. She is a strong external advocate for ESG and a leading supporter for the ‘S’ in driving inclusion, diversity and social equality. Her charity and business work often marry well to include a focus on tackling inequality and sustainability challenges in the UK and beyond. This is especially regarding the development of green skills – the knowledge, abilities and values needed to create an equitable, sustainable, inclusive and just society.

The Prince's Trust and The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation has teamed up from since 2016 to help our next generation of leaders with joint scholarship programmes, funding and support

[The first winner of the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation “The Prince’s Trust” Scholarship is in the above photograph where she was a guest of Miranda’s to meet King Charles III who was HRH Prince Charles at the time in 2016.]

Some awards and recognition for Miranda’s work include:

  • Top 100 Most Influential People 2024
  • Top 50 Afro-Caribbean Leadership Award 2023 at the House of Lords
  • 10 Most Inspirational Women of the Decade 2020 by Brummell Magazine and The Sunday Times
  • Top 21 Ones To Watch in 2021 Achieving Greatness by The Voice News
  • 12 Inspirational Women in the City of London Photography Exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery for International Women’s Day 2020 
  • The Woman of the Year 2019 at the Women of the Finance Awards, Europe’s largest awards
  • The Ambassador of the Year 2019 at the Women of the Finance Awards
  • 30 Global Role Model Women Senior Executive Powerlist 2019 by Yahoo Finance and EMPower
  • Best Technology Diversity Initiative of the Year (Finalist) 2019 by Women in IT Awards, World’s largest IT awards
  • Honorary Freedom of the City of London 2018 by personal invitation for the centenary of votes for women 
  • 100 Most Influential Women in European Finance 2017 by Financial News
  • 100 Global Ethnic Minority Business Executive Powerlists by the Financial Times, Yahoo Finance and EMPower
  • 100 most influential black business people powerlist by BE Mogul
  • Top 50 African and Afro-Caribbean leaders in the UK
  • Most powerful women in London on social media by City AM
  • 10 inspiring female politicians and activists who are changing Britain by The Metro
  • Inspirational Role Model of the Year by WOTC Awesome You Awards 
  • Highly Commended Diversity Champion by UK Diversity Legal Awards
  • Ambassador of the Year and Prestigious Legal Adviser and Banker Finalist by the Women in Finance Awards 2018
  • Top 30 Most Inspirational Women in the City of London by Brummell Magazine in 2015
  • Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Brighton in 2017
  • Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University of Law in 2019
  • Elected a Fellow of Royal Society of Arts in 2016
  • UK Prime Minister Points of Light Award 2016

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Dr Miranda K. Brawn Esq at the Women in IT Awards in 2019 

Comments about Dr Miranda K. Brawn Esq have included:

“One of the UK’s top diversity leaders”

“Trusted business and legal expert”

“Exceptionally dynamic and inspirational leader”

“Brings invaluable experience”

“Highly recommend her regulatory expertise”  

“Informative and inspiring keynote speaker”

“Highly knowledgeable”

“A breath of fresh air”

“Her success coaching programme led me to my dream career ”

“Perfect investment guidance” 

“A true leader! Her innovative ideas should be trademarked!”

“Elite Sustainable, ESG & EV Thought leader”

“21st Century Change Agent Trailblazer”

As seen on multi media platforms:

“As seen on BBC Breakfast News, ITV’s Good Morning Britain, London Live News, London Live Capital Conversations, Sky News, Channel 4 News, BET TV Black Girls Rock, Marpin News TV, BEN TV, OH TV, Bloomberg, CNN, and CNBC…”

“As heard on BBC Radio 5, BBC Radio London, BBC Radio Derby…”

“Featured in the various media publications such as Financial Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Times, Forbes, The Metro, Evening Standard, CNBC, Yahoo News, Times Now, Grazia, Express, The Daily Mirror, Celeb Now, Closer, Ok! Magazine, Irish Times, The Voice, Brixton Blog, The Asian Voice, Brummell Magazine, Law Gazette, Computer Weekly and newspapers across globe such as US, Caribbean, Australia, Europe and India.”

Dr Miranda K. Brawn Esq winning “Woman of the Year” at the Women in Finance Awards
Dr Miranda K. Brawn Esq. at the Women in Finance Awards 2019 where she won the award of the night – Woman of the Year and Ambassador of the Year
Dr Miranda K. Brawn Esq was the first one of 100 women who were handpicked to receive the Honorary Freedom Of The City Of London by special invitation. This was to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage in 2019 and in recognition of Miranda’s outstanding contribution to diversity, ESG, banking and law throughout her City career.
Dr Miranda K. Brawn Esq in the boardroom of an investment bank in the City of London
Dr Miranda K. Brawn Esq is part of the Guildhall Art Gallery’s permanent Photography Exhibition by award winning artist Hannah Starkey. This was showcased to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 where Miranda was personally chosen to be one of the 12 amazing women who have made a positive impact in the City of London. (March 2020)
The innovative and exclusive launch of #The60SecondCoach to compliment her Miranda’s existing coaching programs for both individuals and group session.
Dr. Miranda K. Brawn Esq being Called to the Bar of England and Wales at the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London, United Kingdom
Dr Miranda K. Brawn Esq was listed in the Top 50 African And Afro-Caribbean Leaders In The UK 2018 … by African Leadership magazine. This inaugural list is aimed at recognising and celebrating outstanding contributions to the socio-economic development and leadership influence in the African / Afro-Caribbean communities in the United Kingdom.
Dr Miranda K Brawn Esq won the Highly Commended Diversity Champion Award at the UK Diversity Legal Awards 2016 wearing Indian designer Jasmine Bains Official Store – Luxury Apparel for Women
Dr Miranda K. Brawn Esq won the main award of the night at the WOTC Awesome You Awards 2016 for “Inspirational Role Model of the Year”
Dr Miranda K. Brawn Esq as an ambassador for About Next Tech Girls – Empiric to help increase the number of women in STEM notably technology and engineering when Miranda was co-founder and advisor for Colorintech
Dr Miranda K. Brawn Esq is a Judge for the Women in Governance, Risk and Compliance Awards 2021. This celebrates amazing women in these fields including ESG and Audit.
Dr Miranda K. Brawn Esq with HRH The Duchess of Cornwall | Prince of Wales and Chuka Umunna – Wikipedia talking about Black British history and the next generation of leaders
Dr Miranda K. Brawn Esq and Dame Fiona Woolf – Wikipedia at the first Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture Event in 2016 following Miranda’s annual lecture and Dame Fiona Woolf’s keynote address.
Dr Miranda K. Brawn Esq has a large network across many sectors. Miranda joined forces with Amanda Pullinger – Wikipedia Chief Executive Officer of 100 Women in Finance, formerly 100 Women in Hedge Funds) and Sherry Coutu CBE – GOV.UK (Founder of Founders4Schools) to get more #girls4maths in 2018 while empowering our next generation of women to have STEM careers.
Dr Miranda K. Brawn Esq received her Honorary Doctorate of Letters degree from Professor Debra Humphris – University of Brighton alongside the Mayor of Brighton Mo Marsh in 2017
Dr Miranda K. Brawn Esq received her Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from the University of Law’s Vice-Chancellor & CEO Andrea NOLLENT – Professor of Law, Vice – Chancellor – The … with Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan – Wikipedia and Guy Beringer CBE, QC (Hon) – Chairman – The Legal … in 2019
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