Dr. Bronwyn King
Founder, CEO and Director of Tobacco Free Portfolios
Dr Bronwyn King AO is a social entrepreneur, movement maker, company director, medical specialist and humanitarian on a mission to inspire and transform organisations into purpose driven, sustainable businesses. She is the Founder and CEO of Tobacco Free Portfolios, an NGO she established after her uncomfortable discovery that her own hospital’s pension plan was investing her money in Big Tobacco. Alongside an accomplished team of medical doctors, ethics experts and sustainable finance professionals, her engagement across the global corporate, finance, health and diplomatic sectors led to the launch of the Tobacco-Free Finance
Pledge at United Nations’ Headquarters in 2018. This initiative – backed by President Macron and former Australian Prime Minister Turnbull – now has 145 Signatories with combined AUM of US$10.9 trillion. Dr King’s 2017 TEDx Sydney talk has been viewed more than 3 million times.
A former elite swimmer who represented Australia and for ten years worked as Team Doctor for the Australian Swimming Team, Dr King is also an Australia Day Ambassador and an Ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia. In 2019 Dr King was awarded an Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to community health. She is the reigning Melburnian of the Year, an award bestowed by the City of Melbourne.