The Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, MP, Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2007-2010), Chancellor of the Exchequer (1997-2007)
Gordon Brown served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 to 2010. His tenure coincided with the start of the global financial crisis. He was one of the first to initiate calls for global financial action, while introducing a range of rescue measures in the UK. Previously, Mr Brown served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997 to 2007. Since the start of 2011, Mr Brown has co-led the Global Campaign for Education’s High-Level Panel, and is a passionate advocate for global action to ensure education for all.
Mr Brown, who has been a Member of Parliament since 1983, has a PhD in History from the University of Edinburgh, and spent his early career working as a lecturer. He is the author of several books, most recently “Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalisation”. He is the founder, with his wife, of PiggyBankKids, a charity that focuses on preventing difficulties in pregnancy and giving premature babies a healthy start in life. He is married to Sarah Brown, a charity campaigner, and the couple has two young sons.