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AEO People's Award

Gabrielle Austen-Browne

Gabrielle Austen-Browne

Founder, Diversity Alliance

Gabby Austen-Browne is an award winning diversity and inclusion expert delivering consultancy, education and training to the events and hospitality sectors as founder of Diversity Alliance.

She brings her professional experience producing and delivering events, managing venue operations and developing sales strategies for hospitality venues, to inform, support and advise on DE&I strategies that are relevant to the sector.


  • I think for us to actually champion the amazing people that work in this industry is to be hugely applauded and to be able to recognise the incredible talent that lives and breathes in our world is very important
    Lisa Tyson
    Deputy Managing Director, Aztec Event Services
  • It’s a great honour and an achievement to be nominated, shortlisted and even better to win one.
    Emma Barrett
    Managing Director, Broadway Events
  • I'm a CEO within the industry and it's my responsibility to support associations and talk to some of the new up and coming talent
    Mary Cole
    Owner & CEO, Skyline Whitespace
  • It feels absolutely amazing to be recognised for the work I’ve put in
    Melina Mavoungou
    Winner of Best Newcomer 2023


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