Bronwyn King

Elwood, Victoria

Radiation oncologist, anti-tobacco campaigner

Each year, 15,000 Australians die from tobacco-related illness. As an oncologist who has seen the suffering tobacco wreaks first-hand, Bronwyn realised she could do more to save lives by tackling the root cause. Bronwyn works collaboratively with dozens of Australian financial institutions to eliminate pension fund investment in tobacco. Not content with more than $2.5 billion of tobacco industry assets being divested by Australian financial institutions so far, Bronwyn is on a mission to make Australia the world’s first country with a tobacco-free superannuation industry.

In 2018, years of hard work paid off when Bronwyn launched The Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge at UN headquarters in New York. The Pledge was signed by 85 financial institutions, including AMP Capital.