Paulette Mullings Bradnock Named One of the Most Powerful Women in Banking by American Banker for the Third Consecutive Year

October 8, 2019

BNY Mellon’s Chief Audit Executive Named One of the ‘Women to Watch’


NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2019 — For the third year in a row, American Banker recognized Paulette Mullings Bradnock in its "Most Powerful Women in Banking" 2019 issue as a ‘Woman to Watch.’ Through this program, American Banker recognizes the professional achievements and influence of the top-performing female executives in banking and financial services.


Todd Gibbons, interim Chief Executive Officer of BNY Mellon, said, "Under Paulette’s leadership, we have dramatically advanced our audit capabilities, processes and talent, to become a truly leading audit function. She is an incredibly important part of BNY Mellon’s success, and is so well-deserving of this honor.”


Paulette Mullings Bradnock, Chief Audit Executive of BNY Mellon, noted, “I am pleased to be recognized for my work in leading BNY Mellon’s audit function and efforts to improve the representation of diverse professionals across our company. It is important not only to source and hire diverse talent, but also foster their growth and incorporate inclusion at every level of an organization. Every day, our leadership is taking steps to deliver a better client experience, arrive at better decisions and foster a dynamic and innovative culture. That certainly requires diverse experience and perspectives.”


Bradnock, the first female Chief Auditor in BNY Mellon's 235-year history, has enhanced the Internal Audit function and increased collaboration with regulators. American Banker recognizes Mullings Bradnock’s dedication to diversity and inclusion at BNY Mellon, emphasizing the importance of recruiting diverse professionals.


Mullings Bradnock was number 20 on the ‘Women to Watch’ list, moving up two spots in the rankings from 2018. Read Paulette Mullings Bradnock's full American Banker profile.


The full 2019 rankings can be found here:




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