Elected: 2018
Discipline: Professional, Educational and Public Sector Leadership
Rt Hon Dr Gordon Brown
Former MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath and Former Prime Minister, Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown
Gordon Brown served as Prime Minister of the UK between 2007 and 2010, as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997 to 2007, and as a Member of Parliament in his home county of Fife, Scotland between 1983 and 2015. He is the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and is a passionate advocate for the rights of children. He believes every girl and boy deserves the opportunity of a future through schooling. Gordon is Chair of the High-Level Steering Group for the Education Cannot Wait fund for education in emergencies, and of the Inquiry on Protecting Children in Conflict, also serving as Chair of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity. He is the author of several books, including ‘Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalisation’ and ‘My Scotland, Our Britain’. In November 2017, he published his memoirs ‘My Life, Our Times’.