Hannah Graf MBE

Iris Prize Jury 2019

Hannah Graf MBE is a Captain in the British Army. She commissioned in 2010 and since that time has commanded soldiers across the world including in Germany, Canada, Kenya and Afghanistan. 

Hannah is also a transgender woman and her personal story of transition captured the imagination of the nation in 2015. A true advocate for equality, she used her public profile to promote a realistic portrayal of transgender individuals in the UK, becoming an inspiration to many. 

Outside the Army she acts as Patron for the charity Mermaids and is an ambassador for LGBT Sport in Wales. Her work in diversity has won her several accolades including an Cosmopolitan Woman of the Year and an honorary fellowship from Cardiff University. Hannah was also awarded an MBE in the 2019 Honours List.