MEET THE TEAM

Our Board of Trustees, Patron and Ambassadors are successful leaders passionate about helping future diversity leaders while eliminating the diversity, equity and inclusion gaps in and out of the workplace. This also includes our wonderful volunteers who range from students to working professionals.

 

Contact us if you would like to join our Team and help us with our mission.

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DR MIRANDA K. BRAWN 

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT
CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Dr Miranda K. Brawn is a multi-award-winning non-executive director for global boards across the legal, finance and STEAM sectors. Miranda founded The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation and has been recognised as one of the UK's top diversity inclusion leaders.

TRUSTEES
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DARREN ALLAWAY

TRUSTEE 

A founding member of the Global Family Office Group of UBS. Darren is a managing director at Goldman Sachs Apex, the dedicated team delivering a broad suite of investment opportunities and services to family office clients. 

JONATHAN ANDREWS

TRUSTEE

Jonathan is an associate lawyer at global law firm Reed Smith. He has been recognised on a national and international level for best practice in Diversity & Inclusion over several years. With experience chairing external initiatives focused on disability and LGBT+ inclusion.

PATRON

PATRON

DAME FIONA WOOLF DBE

Dame Catherine Fiona Woolf, DBE, DStJ, DL is a British corporate lawyer. She served as the Lord Mayor of London (2013–14), acting as global ambassador for UK-based financial and business services. She has held and still holds many other significant positions in the City of London.

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Ambassador 

Eunice Amankwah

Alumni Ambassador

Growing up in the cross-fire of violence and poverty, working in the corporate sector was something that was foreign to me...

Joanne Monck OBE

Ambassador 

My name is Joanne Monck OBE. David Monck was born in 1955. At the time of his birth an imaginary tree...

Nicholas Cheffings

Founding Ambassador

Nicholas Cheffings is currently acting as the Interim Head of Legal and Company Secretary of The Crown Estate...

Ricky Benjamin

Ambassador 

Ricky Benjamin grew up on a council estate in West London, graduated in Mathematics with Computer Science at...

Rini Laskar

Ambassador 

Rini was named as one of the most inspirational women in the City of London in 2019 by...

Terri Duhon

Ambassador 

An award winning educator and TEDx speaker, Terri Duhon went from a Math degree at MIT to...

AMBASSADORS

Amanda Illing

Ambassador 

Amanda Illing is CEO of Gatehouse Chambers, previously called Hardwicke Chambers which...

Dr Andrew Palmer CMG

Ambassador 

Dr Andy Palmer is a world-renowned automotive leader and one of the UK's top engineers, having led...

Chizzy Akudolu

Celebrity Ambassador 

Award winning actor, Chizzy Akudolu became the recognisable face of Mo Effanga on BBC's Holby City in 2021...

Christine Ciel Bishop

Alumni Ambassador

While studying at the University of Kent, I won The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership "Age-Inclusion"...

Evelyn Taylor

Alumni Ambassador

As an ethnic minority raised on a council estate, I have witnessed the struggles on the margins of society which...

Dr. Michael Togobo

Ambassador

Dr. Michael Togobo is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist working in Mid-Yorkshire NHS Trust...

Norman Womuhai

Alumni Ambassador 

Law graduate, currently an Executive Officer at The Government Legal Department...

FOUNDING SUPPORTERS
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