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Bronwyn King      

Radiation Oncologist & CEO of Tobacco Free Portfolios

Dr. Bronwyn King is on a mission to save a billion lives — from tobacco, the greatest preventable cause of premature death.

After stumbling upon what she calls "the missing piece of global tobacco control," Dr. King abandoned plans for a career in medicine to start Tobacco Free Portfolios, a charity that brings the reality of tobacco into corporate boardrooms across the globe.

By working collaboratively with the global finance sector -- big banks, insurers and pension funds -- Dr. King and her team have been instrumental in major financial organizations in a dozen countries moving to tobacco-free finance, shifting more than twelve billion US dollars away from investment in tobacco. Her collaborative work with finance industry executives has contributed to >40% of Australian pension funds implementing tobacco free investment mandates, with ~$2.5 billion tobacco stocks divested. Tobacco Free Portfolios is now working with 100+ financial organizations including sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, banks, insurers and fund managers.

King is the honorary Tobacco Control Ambassador for Cancer Council Australia, an Australia Day Ambassador and an Ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia. She also represented Australia in swimming and served as Team Doctor for the Australian Swimming Team for ten years. In 2014, she was one of the Australian Financial review/Westpac 100 Women of Influence, received the 2015 VicHealth award for Preventing Tobacco Use.

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