Dr Bronwyn King
Travels from: Victoria
Inspiring and transforming organisations into purpose driven and sustainable businesses
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
At the heart of any successful negotiation is the ability to seamlessly facilitate a successful exchange. That exchange may be financial, a service exchange, an information exchange or a simple handshake. Irrespective of the type of exchange, those who are able to build trust and harness intentional influence in that intersection are the leaders empowered to create positive outcomes for every stakeholder in that exchange. It is in the moments ‘in between’ the exchange where we must learn to translate, transform and direct.
Dr Bronwyn King is a social entrepreneur, movement maker and a globally renowned humanitarian on a mission to inspire and transform organisations into purpose driven and sustainable businesses. She is a Radiation Oncologist who has worked with everyone from the terminally ill to the fittest athletes in the Australian Swim Team. At the heart of Bronwyn’s philosophy in business, medicine and life is the notion that it is in the exchange that we are able to build bridges – bridges of trust, communication and rapport – enabling individuals, teams and strategic partners to create desired outcomes.
As the founder and CEO of Tobacco Free Portfolios Bronwyn has had extensive experience brokering innovative partnerships between the health sector and the finance industry. Her inspirational work has seen Tobacco Free Portfolios contribute to over 40 Australian Superannuation Funds moving billions away from investments in tobacco. The initiative now has an extensive global reach with Tobacco Free Portfolios working with 100+ pension funds, Sovereign Wealth funds, banks, insurers and fund managers in twenty countries.
Bronwyn has received countless awards in recognition of her outstanding expertise and accomplishments. Most notably, she was awarded an Order of Australia (AO) in 2019 for distinguished service to community health and named 2019 Melburnian of the Year. She was also recognised as one of the Westpac/Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence and was made a Diplomat for the Global Charter for the Public’s Health by the World Federation of Public Health Associations. In 2018 she was inducted into The Victorian Honour Roll of Women which acknowledges and celebrates the outstanding achievements of women in Victoria. She has also delivered two TEDx talks – with more than 2.5 million views, calling for change in the global finance sector.
As a speaker, Bronwyn is exceptional. Her presentations are well-crafted and credible, with a focus on business outcomes. As a presenter, Bronwyn has a compelling style of delivery. This was no more evident that when she took her place on the stage at the United Nations in New York to launch ‘The Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge’, a global initiative she led, which now has >120 Signatories – global financial institutions with combined assets under management of > $US 7.5 trillion (AU $10 trillion).
Bronwyn is a global leader, influencer and future thinker who has mastered the art of purpose-driven partnerships. She challenges audiences to be bold in creating business solutions that are good for business, and even better for people and the planet.
Bronwyn epitomises the inspirational business leader, with her compelling story, message that matters, and genuine ability to effect change. She brings a combination of substance and spark to her speaking that leave her audiences feeling both impelled and empowered to go out and make their own difference in the world.
Melbourne Business School
Bronwyn is a remarkable real-world leader and inspirational speaker. She’s engaging, motivational and authentic: one of the best. Bronwyn addressed attendees at a significant event for several hundred of our State’s most senior leaders from business, government and civic spheres. She tailored her message to the audience and received a standing ovation both for her achievements and for the impactful and implementable insights which clearly mobilised the audience to better leadership.
Bronwyn uses her remarkable collection of life experiences to illustrate indispensable ‘take home’ messages for everyone – from those embarking on a new career to CEOs of the world’s most influential organisations.