Inez Brown was appointed as the West Midlands Chair of the Institute of Directors in 2021. With more than 20 years of experience in business strategy and operations, she is a respected figure in the local business community. In July 2020, she was inaugurated as president of Birmingham Law Society, the first black president in its 202-year existence. She has grown the Society’s membership and set up its first diversity inclusion scheme, providing scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds and underrepresented groups.