House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 13th December 2011

BROWN, Rt. Hon. Gordon (Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath)

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Payments as Distinguished Global Leader in Residence at New York University: Campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi and Florence. Hours: ongoing commitment.

Address: 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012:

Payment of £102,568.55, which includes transport and accommodation costs for me and a member of my staff to travel to the New York University Campuses.  Hours: ongoing commitment. 

 (Registered 24 November 2010; updated 20 January 2011; updated 5 April 2011; updated 31 May 2011)

Airfare paid for my travel to New York campus, value £6,194 (Registered 10 October 2011)

Payment of £72,806.51, which includes transport and accommodation costs for me and a member of my staff to travel to the New York University Campuses for 2011-12. (Registered 10 October 2011)

Airfare paid for my travel to New York University Abu Dhabi campus, value £2,950. Hours: 7 hrs. (Registered 30 November 2011)

I am not receiving any money from this role personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.

Payment of £62,181.32 from ThisDay for speech. Address: 35 Creek Road, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria. Hours: 4 hrs. Flights also paid for an earlier cancelled event: £1,714.98 (Registered 24 November 2010; updated 20 January 2011)

I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.

Payment of £37.047.01 for speech to HT Media Limited. Address: Hindustan Times House, 18-20 K G Marg, New Delhi, 111001, India. Hours: 2.5 hrs. Flights also paid for me and a member of my staff: £13,544. (Registered 24 November; updated 20 January 2011)

I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.

Payment of £49,052.69 for speech to King Saud University. Address: P.O. Box 2454 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 11451. Hours: 3.5 hrs. Flights and accommodation also paid; value £6,832.27. (Registered 25 January 2011)

I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.

Signature and delivery advance of £78,289.61 from Sterling Lord Literistic for book published on 7 December 2010. Address: 65 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012. The book is published by Free Press, part of the Simon and Schuster Group Inc. Address: 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Income from Simon and Schuster is paid through Sterling Lord Literistic. Simon and Schuster UK, 1st Floor, 222 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB, provided airfare and accommodation in Dublin on publication of book; value £1,011.82. Simon and Schuster Group Inc provided travel and arrangements in US for book promotion; value £6,402. (Registered 24 November 2010; updated 20 January 2011)

I am not receiving any money from this publication personally. All author’s profits go to charity.

Payment of £7,050 from The Guardian, for extracts from book. Address: Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU. (Registered 5 April 2011)

I am not receiving any money from this publication personally. All author’s profits go to charity.

Payment of £48,166 for speech to Visa International. Address: 30 Raffles Place #10-00 Chevron House, Singapore 0486622. Hours: 2.5 hrs. Flights and accommodation also paid for me and a member of my staff; value £16,627.55. (Registered 5 April 2011)

I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.

Payment of £36,639.66 for speech to Credit Suisse in Miami, Florida. Address: 11 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010. Hours: 2.5 hrs. Flights and accommodation to Miami also paid; value £10,743.94. (Registered 5 April 2011)

I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.

Payment of £36,018.18 for speech to Comtec Med in Geneva, Switzerland. Address of Comtec: 53 Rothschild Boulevard, PO Box 68 Tel Aviv, 61000 Israel. Hours: 3 hrs. Flights and accommodation to Geneva also paid for me and a member of my staff; value £2,949.13. (Registered 19 April 2011)

I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.

Payment of £35,873.94 for speech to World 50, Inc in New York. Address of World 50: 3525 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30305 USA. Hours: 2.5 hrs. Flights and accommodation to New York also paid for me and a member of my staff; value £11,255.07. (Registered 31 May 2011)

I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.

Payment of £36,174.63 for speech to Pacific Investment Mortgage Company (PIMCO) in Newport Beach, California. Address of PIMCO: 1345 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10105, USA. Hours: 4 hrs. Flights and accommodation in California also paid for me and a member of my staff; value £12,484.87. (Registered 7 June 2011)

I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.

Payment of £36,174.63 for speech to Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Address of Economic Club: 2887 Villa Lane, Benton harbor, MI 49022, USA. Hours: 3.5 hrs. Flights and accommodation in Michigan also paid; value £2,346.67. (Registered 7 June 2011)

I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.

Payment of £36,146.29 for speech to Skybridge Capital in Las Vegas. Address of Skybridge Capital: 527 Madison Avenue, 6th floor, New York, NY 10022, USA. Hours: 3 hrs. Flights and accommodation in Las Vegas also paid; value £2,008.58. (Registered 7 June 2011)

I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.

Payment of £36,292.84 for speech to Citi Latin America in New York. Address of Cit Latin America: 201 S.Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 700, Miami, FL 33131, USA. Hours: 3 hrs. Flights and accommodation in New York also paid; value £2,008.58. (Registered 7 June 2011)

I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.

Payment for staff and research of £42,158.38 as Chairman of the World Economic Forum Policy Coordination Group. Address of donor: Route de la Capite 91-93, 1223 Cologny/Geneva. Hours: ongoing commitment. (Registered 7 June 2011)

Airfare and accommodation to Geneva also paid, £1,657.64. (Registered 23 June 2011)

Airfare and accommodation in Geneva also paid, £1,559.76. (Updated 16 August 2011)

Airfare and accommodation in Geneva also paid, £732.84. (Registered 1 September 2011)

Airfare and accommodation in Dalian, China also paid, £7,001.56. (Registered 10 October 2011)

Payment for staff and research of £44,166.95 (Registered 10 October 2011)

Airfare and accommodation in Abu Dhabi also paid for me and my staff, £6,442.67 (Registered 30 November 2011)

I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.

Payment of £36,224.88 for speech to Pershing LLC in Miami. Address of Pershing: Pershing LLC, One Pershing Plaza, 4th Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07399, USA. Hours: 3 hrs. Flights and accommodation to Miami also paid for me and a member of my staff; value £16,545.25. (Registered 21 June 2011)

I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.

Speech to Harvard University: the Weiner Lecture and Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Politics. Address: Harvard University, Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.  Airfare and accommodation paid for me and a member of my staff; value £9,011.49 (Registered 4 November 2010; updated 20 January 2011) Donation of £9,084.85 made direct by Harvard to charity (Registered 11 July 2011.)

Speech to the World Council of Credit Unions in Glasgow, July 2011.  Address:   World Council of Credit Unions, Inc., 5710 Mineral Point Road, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 USA.   Hours: 4. Donation of £28,728.63 made direct by WCCU to charity. (Registered 16 August 2011.)

Payment of £38,292 and £362.70 for train to Washington for speech to Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington DC 20004 on 19 September 2011. Hours: 2.5 hrs. I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life. (Registered 10 October 2011)

Payment of £62.108.66 for speech to Maeil Business Newspaper, World Knowledge Forum i Seoul, South Korea. Address: Maeil Business Newspaper Media Centre building, 30, 1-ga, Pil-dong, Jung-Ku, Seoul, Korea, 100-728. Hours: Flights and accommodation also paid for me and my staff; value £24,963.09. (Registered 30 November 2011)

I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.

Flight, accommodation and transport paid for me my staff; value £2,196.22, for speech to IDEAS Foundation, Madrid. Address: IDEAS Foundation, Gobelas, 31. 28023 Madrid. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 30 November2011).

I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.

Flight and train journey paid for me my staff; value £7,912.56, for speech to Carnegie Council, New York. Address : Carnegie Council, 170 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10021, USA. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 30 November 2011).

I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.

Flight, accommodation and transport paid for me and my staff; value £8,835.16, for speech to United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative and Principles for Responsible Investment, Washington. Address: 15 Chemin des Anémones, Geneva, Switzerland. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 30 November 2011).

I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.

Speech to The New School: New York. Address: The New School, 6 E 16th Street, Room 1022 New York, NY 10011, USA. Hours: 3 hrs. Value of £4,273.04. (Registered 30 November 2011).
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. The sum of £4,273.04 was donated to charity upon receipt.

6. Overseas visits

Name of donor: Chinese People’s Institute for Foreign Affairs

Address of donor: 71 Nanchizi Street, Beijing 100006, China

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flight and accommodation in Beijing paid, £11,202

Destination of visit: Beijing, China

Date of visit: 11-14 June 2011

Purpose of visit: to attend International Conference on Global Economy organized by Chinese People’s Institute for Foreign Affairs.

(Registered 30 June 2011)

7. Overseas benefits and gifts

Name of donor: Kenya Airways

Address of donor: Airport Road, Embakasi, PO Box 19002-00501, Nairobi, Kenya

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): upgrade on flight to Uganda for me and a member of my staff in respect of travel to Uganda for a speech to African leaders; value £4936.20.

(Registered 1 September 2010)

Name of donor: Harvard University

Address of donor: Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): airfare and accommodation paid in respect of travel to US to speak at the Harvard University Global Empowerment Meeting; value £4,562.57. (Registered 20 January 2011)

Name of donor: World Economic Forum

Address of donor: Route de la Capite 91-93, 1223 Cologny/Geneva

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): airfare paid for me and a member of my staff to travel to the World Economic Forum, Geneva; value £1,375.97

(Registered 5 April 2011)

Name of donor: German Marshall Fund

Address of donor: Rue de la Loi, 155 Wetstraat, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel and transport paid to the Brussels Forum 2011; value £1,248.61

(Registered 5 April 2011)

Name of donor: Institute of New Economic thinking

Address of donor: 570 Lexington Avenue, 39th Floor, New York, NY 1022

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): airfare paid for my travel to the INET Forum in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, USA; value £475.59; donation of £278.70 made direct to charity.

(Registered 26 April 2011; updated 14 July 2011)

Name of donor: Georgetown University

Address of donor: 37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington DC 20057

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): airfare and accommodation paid for me and a member of my staff to travel to Washington, DC for speech at Georgetown University; value £3,079.29

(Registered 14 June 2011)

Name of donor: United Nations Economic and Social Council

Address of donor: ECOSOC Secretariat, 1 UN Plaza, New York, NY USA

Amount of donation: airfare paid to travel to Geneva to give keynote address to the High level segment of the UNECOSOC, £666.20

(Registered 14 July 2011)

Name of donor: Temasek Holdings

Address of donor: 60B Orchard Rd, #06-18 Tower 2, the Atrium@Orchard, Singapore 238891.

Amount of donation (or estimate of probable value) Airfare, accommodation and other travel paid to travel to Singapore on 26 September to address the Temasek International Panel, value £12,752.17.

(Registered 10 October 2011)

9. Shareholdings

(a) Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown Ltd; company set up to provide administrative support for Mr and Mrs Brown in their ongoing activities.

11. Miscellaneous

Co-convenor of the Global Campaign for Education high level panel. Unpaid role: research and back-up support provided via members of the GCE Coalition.

Prepared 16th December 2011