The D.A.R.E. Podcast Ep 5 with City AM - Ann Cairns: In the Boardroom, Impact Investing etc

The D.A.R.E. Podcast (a #successfulmindset podcast) with Host Prof Miranda K. Brawn

Apr 4 2024 • 32 mins

Recorded on 1st March 2024, Ann Cairns is the former global chair of the 30% Club, Chair of CAB Payments and TMF Group. She also sits on the board of Crown Agent Banks, Lightrock for investing in sustainable businesses, Chair of Financial Alliance for women where members work in more than 135 countries to build programmes that support women with access to capital, information, education and markets. Additionally, a member of the UK Government’s Artificial Intelligence Council. Ann has previously held board positions with ICE, AstraZeneca, Charity Bank and was the lead non-executive for UK Government's Department of Business, Energy, Industrial Strategy, from January 2021 to February 2023.

Until December 2022, served as the executive Vice Chair of Mastercard, having previously been President of International Markets for the company, responsible for the management of all customer-related activities in over 200 countries around the world. Before joining Mastercard, Ann led the Financial Services Group with Alvarez & Marsal in London and during that time was the CEO of Lehman Holdings in Europe during their Chapter 11 process. She was the CEO of Transaction Banking at ABN-AMRO, following 15 years in senior operational positions at Citigroup where she ran the payments infrastructure of Citi across 103 countries with circa 6000 staff. She launched the first-ever electronic currency trading platform for Citi during her time in the investment bank.

Ann has a First Class Pure Mathematics degree, honorary doctorate from Sheffield University, a M.Sc. with research into medical statistics and honorary doctorate from Newcastle University. She is also a fellow of London Business School and a Trustee of MS Society.

Listen to The D.A.R.E. Podcast Episode Five in partnership with City AM's first episode to learn more about the following and so much more as she speaks to the host and producer of The D.A.R.E. Podcast Prof Miranda K. Brawn who is also known as the world's fastest success mindset coach - "The 60 Seconds Coach".

Diversity and Inclusion in the Boardroom globally
Impact Investing, Climate Change and how to get involved
Switching careers while developing a portfolio career
Changing careers from a scientist to an investment banker in your 30's
Sexual discrimination and working in male dominated environments
Mentoring and Sponsoring
Helping the younger generation

This episode is sponsored by City AM.

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