Lord Andrew Mawson OBE

Serial Social Entrepreneur

Andrew Mawson


Andrew Mawson, Baron Mawson OBE is a British social entrepreneur who is available as a motivational speaker through Champions.

Brought up in Bradford, Yorkshire, he trained for Christian ministry at the Northern Baptist College in Manchester under Principal Michael H. Taylor before going on to gain a BA degree in theology from the Victoria University of Manchester.

Baron Mawson is best known for his work at the Bromley by Bow Centre in East London, the UK’s first Healthy Living Centre and a community organisation which encompasses an array of integrated social enterprises based around art, health, education and practical skills. He received an OBE in the Millennium New Year Honours List for his work there since 1984.

In 1998, he co-founded the Community Action Network, a UK national charity, and remained its President until 2010. He was also a founder board member of Poplar HARCA. In 2006, he launched the Water City initiative for East London with Richard Rogers, aiming to revitalise the neglected waterways of East London and making use of their potential as transport links.

In February 2007, it was announced by the House of Lords Appointments Commission that he would be made a life peer; he sits as a crossbencher. The peerage was gazetted on 29 March 2007 as Baron Mawson, of Bromley-by-Bow in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. He was introduced as a peer on 30 April 2007.

As an after-dinner and keynote political speaker, Baron Mawson delivers with a personality full of charisma and passion that is sure to entertain audiences. His speaking experience varying from three thousand people in Melbourne to a dozen in London enables a large degree of versatility for a client.

To book Lord Andrew Mawson as a keynote or after dinner speaker, or to host a conference or event with Champions Speakers, please fill in our online form, alternatively call us on +44 1509 85 29 27.

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