Karren Rita Brady, Baroness Brady CBE, is one of Britain's best known business women and a familiar face on our TV screens thanks to the phenomenal success of BBC1's The Apprentice, in which she serves as one of Sir Alan Sugar's two business assistants.
Karren has been an inspiration for many budding business entrepreneurs, especially women. In many respects, she has helped to break the traditional business mould set in a man's world and it has taken courage and determination - and shear hard work - to do so. These commendable characteristics go to the core of Karren's business philosophy and explain her success as a sporting executive, newspaper columnist, author and novelist, not to mention TV presenter.
Karren Brady is currently the Vice-Chairman of West Ham Football Club, and a Senior Non-Executive Director on the boards of Syco and Arcadia, as well as being the Small Business Ambassador for the Conservative Party. In December 2013, she was awarded a CBE for services to women in business and entrepreneurship.
Karren was the youngest Managing Director of a PLC in the UK when she floated Birmingham City FC on the London stock market in 1997. She sold the club in 2009 and in 2010 became the Vice Chairman of West Ham FC. Previously, she spent seven years serving on the boards of Channel 4 television and the retailer Mothercare plc. She currently serves on the Department for Culture Media & Sport's WISAB (Women in Sport Advisory Board) to help increase the status, influence and participation of women in the world of sport.
Karren has won many awards for services to business over the years, including being named Business Woman of the Year and Most Inspirational Woman of the Year. She is also a national newspaper columnist and has written four books, her latest one being a Sunday Times best seller.
Charity plays a large part in her life and she is the Patron of The Stroke Association and an Ambassador for WellChild and Teenage Cancer Trust.
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- Multi award winning journalist, one of the BBC's most experienced foreign correspondents and a recognised face as a BBC News presenter.
- Best-selling author of fiction and non-fiction books and articles, focusing on the subject of Artificial Intelligence (AI)and the prospect of widespread technological unemployment.
- Comedian, writer and TV presenter.