Gemma Godfrey is an ambitious, driven career woman who has been chosen as our inspiration of the month for April. Managing assets of up to £4.6 billion across ten offices for financial firm Brooks Macdonald, Gemma shows that women can be at the top of their field. Profiled by the Sunday Times on the ascent of women in the boardroom, Gemma is present on many boards including communications firm Templars Communications and an avid spokeswoman for the Alternative Investment Management Association.

The City of London’s “Industry Commentator of the Year”, Gemma was voted the most popular businesswoman on Twitter by AdvisorOne, and among the “savviest” by the Wall Street Journal. Co-host of CNBC shows on a weekly basis, Godfrey is the 'go-to' person for insights into Europe. The channel claims to have a reach of more than 390 million households across the world. Gemma is dedicated to raising the profile of women in business.

A keynote speaker and moderator for some of the largest industry events internationally, Godfrey is regularly broadcasted on the BBC and quoted in the Financial Times, Telegraph and Independent. Furthermore she founded The Investment Insight, a website offering smart insights for smart investing, and writes a column for the Huffington Post.

Previously Godfrey held a weekly slot for Sky News and was the Chairman of the Investment Committee of Credo Capital. Prior to this she was a fund manager for Julius Baer and responsible for Latin American investments at GAM. She has spent time at Goldman Sachs and UBS, and is a quantum physicist by background.

To read Gemma's exclusive interview with the ACN please click on the image below

Gemma Godfrey