Mark Malloch-Brown served as a Minister in Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s cabinet, where he had particular responsibility for strengthening relationships with Africa and Asia and the international system. The Prime Minster appointed him as his envoy for preparation of the London G-20 Summit.
In addition, Lord Malloch-Brown has served as Deputy Secretary General and Chief of Staff of the United Nations under Kofi Annan and, for six years prior, as Administrator of the UN Development Programme, where he led UN development efforts around the world. Before that he was a Vice-President at the World Bank.
He is well versed in global markets, economics and investing. After an earlier career in consulting when he advised political and business leaders around the world, he was Vice Chairman of George Soros’ Fund and Foundation until he entered the British government. He has also served as Vice Chairman of the World Economic Forum.
Throughout his career, he has had frequent interactions at the highest levels of government and business. From his early years as a journalist for The Economist, Lord Malloch-Brown has been afforded a unique and nuanced perspective on a wide array of global economic, political and social issues.
He is chair of the Royal Africa Society and on a number of non-profit and advisory boards, including the International Crisis Group and the Open Society Foundation.
Made a Life Peer and Privy Counsellor when he joined the UK Cabinet in 2007. He is a member of the House of Lords. Knighted by the Queen for his international service, January 2007. Honorary Degrees from Michigan State University, Pace University and Walden University in the United States. Also from the Catholic University in Lima, Peru. He is an Honorary Member of the Philosophical Society at Trinity College, Dublin and an Honorary Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge.