Faculty of Business and Law welcomes two Honorary Professors.

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Faculty of Business and Law welcomes two Honorary Professors.

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The Faculty of Business and Law is pleased to announce the appointment of two Honorary Professors to the Roehampton Business School - Professor Malcolm McDonald and Professor Miranda Brawn.  

Professor Malcolm McDonald is a recognised global authority in marketing (academic research and professional practice), and listed by the Chartered Institute of Marketing as one of the fifty people who have changed the world of marketing.  In addition, The Times newspaper named him as one of Britain’s top ten management consultants. 

Professor McDonald has been a key influencer in the development of marketing education, and is the author of 87 scholarly papers and 46 books, one of which – on Marketing Plans - has sold over half a million copies worldwide. He is on the editorial board of a number of top journals and reviews scholarly papers for these journals.

Malcolm has taught on some of the world’s top MBA programmes, and spent much of his time working with the operating boards of the world’s biggest multinational companies, including IBM, Xerox and BP, in most countries of the world, including Japan, USA, Europe, South America, and Australasia.

Professor Miranda Brawn, a recipient of numerous awards and titles including Dr, Esq, MBA, PgDip, MCSI and FRSA, was named "Woman of the Year" in the 2019 Women in Finance Awards. With a twenty-year legacy as a global advocate for diversity, inclusion, and sustainability, she serves on influential global boards across healthcare, finance, technology, and charity sectors, including  the UK’s largest NHS Foundation Trust (Guys and St Thomas), FTSE 100's Schroder and Cazenove Capital’s Impact Investing Fund, X0PA AI, as well as, the Tessa Jowell (Brain Cancer) Foundation to name but a few. As a pre-eminent thinker, Professor Brawn is recognised for her innovative ideas often being called a 'breath of fresh air' which influences key decision-makers in strategic investment and public policy. She is highly respected for her unique perspectives, her balance of contrarian thinking with measured judgment, and her ability to turn economic insight into investible ideas with her positive and inspiring energy.  

Formerly a senior visiting fellow at Oxford University, where she commenced her research work on "The Brawn Review" on boardroom sustainability, inclusion and corporate governance while completing her first book. Her three-decade background as a financial executive, corporate lawyer, international speaker, founder and CEO of The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation showcases her commitment to nurturing future leaders. Her inspiring leadership has earned top recognition from Financial Times, Forbes, Yahoo Finance, and Financial News, naming her one of the 100 most influential business executives globally and women in European finance which started as a teenager when she was one of the first women of colour on the City of London's trading floor.