Holly Branson's story

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Holly is the eldest child of Richard and Joan Branson and, from a young age, dreamed of becoming a doctor. Holly joined the Virgin Group in 2008 as a member of the Virgin Management Leadership team, working across all Virgin companies and prospective new companies to spearhead innovative people, purpose and culture related projects.

Prior to joining Virgin, Holly graduated from University College London with Medical and Physiology degrees and worked as a junior doctor at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. 

Holly is Chair of Virgin Unite (the Virgin Group's foundation) and a founder and trustee of Big Change. She is also Co-Chair of We Day UK and a patron of Virgin Money Giving.

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In 2018, she published her first book, co-authored with Marc and Craig Kielburger, the international bestseller - WEconomy: You Can Find Meaning, Make A Living, and Change the World.

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Image by Adam Slama

Holly loves adventure and to challenge herself. She has climbed Mont Blanc, completed several marathons (one of which broke the world record for the most people tied together) and has as undertaken several grueling Virgin Strive Challenges to raise funds for Big Change.

Richard Branson kissing Holly Branson's cheek during the 2016 Strive Challenge
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When not ‘changing business for good’, Holly lives in London with her husband Freddie Andrewes and their three children Etta, Artie and Lola.

Holly is available for a select number of speaking engagements per year around the world.

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Holly is Richard and Joan Branson's daughter and Virgin's Chief Purpose and Vision Officer. Holly is also a co-founder of Big Change, chair of Virgin Unite, a first-time author and mother of three...