Brenda Trenowden  CBE, CFA, CCMI




Brenda Trenowden CBE, CFA, CCMI
Global Chair, 30% Club

Head of FIG Europe, ANZ Bank


Brenda has more than 25 years of experience in capital markets, investment and relationship banking, with sector expertise in financial institutions. She is also a strong advocate for women’s economic empowerment and has been recognised with several awards for her global campaigning for greater gender balance across organisations as a voluntary, business-led imperative. In 2015 Brenda took over from Helena Morrissey as Global Chair of the 30% Club, where she works closely with leading Chairs and CEOs around the world to increase the representation of women in senior roles and throughout organisations.  She is also an advisor to UK Government’s Hampton-Alexander Review for increasing the representation of women in the executive level of the FTSE 350.


Canadian by birth, Brenda has an honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University in Canada and has a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. She has lived and worked in a number of different countries in Asia, Europe and North America for some of the world’s largest banks including Citi, BNP Paribas, Lloyds Banking Group and BNY Mellon. Brenda now leads the Financial Institutions Group in Europe for ANZ Bank, is a member of the UK Management Board and an Executive Director of ANZ’s UK Bank subsidiary, ANZ Bank (Europe) Ltd as well as all of ANZ’s other UK subsidiaries.  Brenda is also a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers.


Brenda was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in June 2018 for services to the financial sector and gender equality. She was also listed as the number one Champion of Women in Business 2018.



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