Indian origin campaigner Gina Miller was named UK’s most influential black person of the year on 25 October 2017. Gina won a legal challenge seeking Parliamentary approval for triggering Brexit. The Supreme Court ruling came in her favour in January 2017.
52 year old Miller, ranked on top in the 2018 'Powerlist' of 100 people of African and African Caribbean inheritance published in London by Powerful Media.
An investment fund manager and philanthropist Gina took a legal action against British Prime Minister Theresa May demanding that individual members of the Cabinet have no legal power to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Article 50 states that any member state may leave “in accordance with its own constitutional requirements”.
Miller has been attacked several times on social media for taking her stand against Britain's exit from the European Union. She has been provided 24 hour security for safety reasons.
About Gina Miller
• 52 year old Gina was born in Guyana and brought up in Britain; she has been quite vocal campaigning in 'Best for Britain' drive.
• She founded Miller Philanthropy with her husband Alan, who was named ‘Mr Hedge Fund’ by the British press that has made more than 30 million Pounds.
• The duo also launched the True and Fair Campaign to root out dishonesty in the financial services industry.
• They have contributed to the Margaret Thatcher infirmary at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
First published in 2007, The 'Powerlist' consists of an independent panel of judges. The objective behind Powerlist is to provide inspiring role models for young people.
Who: Gina Miller
When: 25 October 2017