- UN Special Envoy for Global Education; Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2007-2010)
Degree (Hons) and PhD, Edinburgh University. 1972-75, Rector, Edinburgh University and Chairman, University Court; 1976-80, Lecturer, Edinburgh University, then Caledonian University; 1980-83, Journalist and Current Affairs Editor, Scottish TV. Since 1983, Member of UK Parliament for Labour Party and represents constituency of Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath: 1983-84, Chair, Labour Party Scottish Council; 1987-89, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury; 1989-92, Shadow Trade and Industry Secretary; 1992-97, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer; 1997-2007, Chancellor of the Exchequer; 2007-10, Prime Minister of the UK. Since 2011, Co-Leader, High-Level Panel, Global Campaign for Education. Since 2012, UN Special Envoy for Global Education. Founder, with his wife, PiggyBankKids, a charity that focuses on providing opportunities to children and young people who would otherwise miss out in life. Author of several books, most recently, Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalisation. Interests: football, tennis and film.