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From Ballet to Banking

A talk by Bronwyn Curtis: 1 March 3pm, The GAF Centre Bursledon


Bronwyn Curtis OBE is an economist whose career spans both the financial markets and the media.


She started life as a ballet dancer, about to join the Australian National Ballet, when she switched to do a degree in economics that “was the basis of my whole career”. As a world-renowned economist who advises high profile politicians and governments she has held senior positions in a man’s world.

She has served on over a dozen world rated banking, economic and academic institutions in a very senior executive capacity; and was awarded the OBE in 2008.


Most recently Bronwyn was Head of Global Research at HSBC and is now Chairman of the JP Morgan Asian Investment Trust PLC and a Non-Executive Director at the UK Office of Budget Responsibility, Pershing Square Holdings, the Scottish American Investment Co PLC and Mercator Media Ltd.


Her other executive roles include Head of European Broadcasting at Bloomberg LP, Chief Economist of Nomura International, and Global Head of Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income Strategy at Deutsche Bank. She has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank and UNCTAD.


Her other current appointments include Governor of the London School of Economics, a member of the Advisory Board at Imperial College Business School and The Times shadow MPC. Bronwyn was awarded an OBE in 2008 for her services to business economics.


In her talk at GAF (Greylaydes Arts Foundation) in Bursledon on Sunday 1 March 3pm, she will share insights from her journey, work and family life.

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