Joined the board: May 2020
Role: Chair & Founder
Length of time with the Network: 11 years
For over a decade Bronwen has been the friendly, reassuring face thousands of relieved kiwi women have seen when they’ve walked into their first NZBWN meeting.
Dedicated and generous, with an energy that we suspect is powered by Pineapple Lumps, Bronwen has proudly watched the network grow from 50 to 2,000 members.
Bronwen is passionate about helping women develop and grow, clocking up 10,000 voluntary hours in the process. For her the network has always had a social purpose and her vision continues to enrich the careers and lives of thousands of kiwi women by bringing them together to learn, connect and be inspired. The 2013 UK New Zealander of the Year and one of only 100 women in the world honoured in Washington for her work on the economic power of women has been described by the media as a ‘thought leader’ and radical change agent.’
Both in London and the UK she is committed to supporting her community. One of those many occasions was helping to raise over £2 million for her hometown of Christchurch following the devastating 2011 earthquake.
Her background includes expertise in wealth management, business change project management, financial advisory, tax and private banking. She is a consummate networker and relationship manager, who has led and developed cross-border teams, global projects and business growth
Brought up in Christchurch, Bronwen studied law and commerce at the University of Canterbury before moving to the UK in 2007. She is married to fellow Kiwi Mike, and is currently a Financial Planner at Killik & Co., Investment House in Mayfair, London.