Charlene Brown is the co-founder of Howlett Brown, a company specialising in people intelligence, specifically employee investigations, culture and HR consulting services. Charlene has over a decade of legal and financial services experience, providing strategic employment law advice on a range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters including investigations, harassment and discrimination, whistleblowing, culture, diversity and inclusion, data breaches and training. Her experience includes privacy law, cybersecurity law and corporate governance.
Charlene also counsels on best practice for corporate diversity initiatives, diversity networks, and start-ups. Charlene serves on the UK’s Employment Lawyers Association working party and has contributed to the McGregor-Smith Review and the Ethnicity Pay Gap consultation.
In 2016, Charlene was named the Black British Business Awards Financial Services Rising Star and in 2017 Charlene was named the Legal Diversity Rising Star. In 2017 she was also recognised as a Future Leader by EMpower and the Financial Times (ranked no. 2 out of 30).