Dr Bronwyn King
Founder, CEO and Director, Tobacco Free Portfolios and Radiation Oncologist
Dr Bronwyn King is a self-confessed optimist and Radiation Oncologist who founded Tobacco Free Portfolios to bridge the gap between the health and finance sectors.
The devastating impact of tobacco left a deep impression on Bronwyn while working in the lung cancer unit at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. Years later, after discovering she was an unwitting investor in tobacco companies through her superannuation fund, she felt obliged to act.
Bronwyn’s collaborative work with the finance sector has been instrumental in driving the tobacco-free finance agenda across the globe.
On Australia Day this year, Bronwyn was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to community health, particularly through advocacy for institutional investment strategies. She has also received numerous other awards and plaudits including the VicHealth Award for Preventing Tobacco Use in 2015, being inducted into The Victorian Honour Roll of Women which recognises the outstanding achievements of women in Victoria, and named as an Australian Financial Review BOSS 2018 True Leader.
She is the Tobacco Control Ambassador for Cancer Council Australia, an Australia Day Ambassador, and an Ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia.