Brenda Stern is Director, Diversity Works for London Programme, London Development Agency 'Brenda is on a one year secondment from a top London City law firm. Diversity Works for London is the Mayor of London’s groundbreaking campaign to engage organisations in harnessing the benefits of a diverse workforce and supplier base, providing Londoner’s with an equal opportunity to share the city’s opportunities and prosperity. From October 2004 to September 2005, Brenda was Director for the Private Sector at the Commission for Racial Equality.'
From a news release announcing her appointment as 'Head of Private Sector' at the CRE:
- At Berwin Leighton Paisner, Brenda was responsible for relationships and programmes with the CBI, London First and the London Chamber of Commerce. She consults for a number of organisations and individuals committed to promoting the empowerment of ethnic minorities and particularly women. Brenda is a member of the Business Contact Group of the Commission for Africa which is chaired by Sir Nick Stern and which reports to the Chancellor and the Commission for Africa Secretariat.
- Brenda is a South African qualified lawyer, specialising in litigation. She is currently completing her qualifications as an English solicitor. Brenda holds a Masters' degree (LLM) in International Business and Trade Law from University College London (UCL). Brenda is a director of the Westminster Forum and a trustee of the Anne Frank Trust. She is also a fellow of the International Institute of Strategic Studies and the British American Project.
- Berwin Leighton Paisner is a top 15 City law firm with offices in London and Brussels and alliance offices in New York, Milan, Rome and Paris. Clients include FTSE 100 companies and financial institutions, major multinationals, the public sector, entrepreneurial private businesses and individuals. The firm was recently voted 'Law Firm of the Year 2004’ by The Lawyer magazine. The Public Affairs practice entered the Legal 500 rankings in Tier Two in 2003.
- Fellow of the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS)
- Fellow and director of the British American Project (BAP).
- Trustee of the Anne Frank Trust
- Director of the Westminster Forum