House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 9th March 2015

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:

Accommodation paid for me and my staff in New York; value £1,313.65 (Registered 23 April 2014)

Flights, transport and accommodation paid for me and my staff in Bonn; value £2,576.41. (Registered 11 July 2014)

Accommodation paid for me and my staff in Abu Dhabi; value £835.63. (Registered 22 July 2014)

Payment of £124,237 for travel, staff and research fund. (Registered 14 October 2014)

Accommodation paid for me and my staff in New York; value £5,246.29. (Registered 17 November 2014)

Flights and accommodation paid for me and my staff in Abu Dhabi; value £11,838.15.  (Registered 5 December 2014)

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

Payments as Chairman of the World Economic Forum Policy Coordination Group. Address: Route de la Capite 91-93, 1223 Cologny/Geneva:

Payment for staff and research of £41,180.73 as Chairman of the World Economic Forum Policy Coordination Group. (Registered 23 April 2014)

Airfare and accommodation in Abuja, Nigeria also paid for me and my staff; £30,226.25. (Registered 11 June 2014)

Payment for staff and research of £40,650.41 as Chairman of the World Economic Forum Policy Coordination Group. (Registered 11 July 2014)

Payment for staff and research of £40,351.22 as Chairman of the World Economic Forum Policy Coordination Group. (Registered 14 October 2014) 

Payment for staff and research of £40,076.95 as Chairman of the World Economic Forum Policy Coordination Group. (Registered 17 November 2014)

Airfare and accommodation in Istanbul, Turkey also paid for me and my staff; £3,461.73. (Registered 17 November)

Airfare and accommodation in Washington, USA also paid for me and my staff; £12,624.29. (Registered 17 November)

Airfare and accommodation in Dubai, UAE also paid for me and my staff; £9,635.06. (Registered 5 December 2014)

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

Delivery advance of £22,500 from Simon and Schuster UK Ltd, for book to be published in June 2014. Address: 222 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB. Hours: impossible to quantify. (Registered 11 June 2014)

Publication advance of £45,000 from Simon and Schuster UK Ltd. Address: 222 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB. Hours: impossible to quantify. (Registered 11 July 2014)

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

United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education. Address: UN Headquarters, New York, NY 10017. Ongoing commitment. (Registered 18 July 2012):

Flight costs and transport paid for me and my staff, value £16,805, by Thisday Media Group & Arise TV Networks, 35 Creek Road, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria for meetings with Nigerian President in Paris. (Registered 11 June 2014)

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

Payment of £47,087.84 for speech to The Richmond Forum in Richmond, Virginia, USA. Address: 6968 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA 23225. Hours: 3.5 hrs. Flights, transport and accommodation also paid for me and my staff; value £22,237.79. (Registered 23 April 2014)

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

Payment of £45,039.06 for speech to Connexall in Ponta Delagado, S. Miguel, Portugal 9560-260. Address: 5540 Central Avenue, Suite 220, Boulder, CO 80301, USA. Hours: 2 hrs. Flights, transport and accommodation also paid for me and my staff; value £7,298.86. (Registered 23 April 2014)

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

Flights and accommodation paid for me and my staff, value £8,820.87 to attend Education Conference in Oslo, Norway. Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 7 Juni-plassen, Victoria Terrasse, PB 8114 Dep. N-0032 Oslo, Norway. Hours: 7 hrs. (Registered 11 June 2014)

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

Payment of £46,155.72 for speech to The Association for Advanced Life Underwriting in Washington D.C., USA. Address: 11921 Freedom Drive, Suite 1100, Reston, VA 20190, USA. Hours: 1.45 hrs. Flights, transport and accommodation also paid for me and my staff; value £24,555.14. (Registered 11 June 2014)

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

Payment of £46,512.74 for speech to The American University in Dubai, UAE. Address:  The American University, Sh. Zayed Road, PO Box 28282 Dubai, UAE. Hours: 5 hrs. Flights, transport and accommodation also paid for me and my staff; value £32,256.46. (Registered 11 June 2014)

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

Flights and transport paid for me and my staff, value £2,426, to speak at the International Trade Union Confederation World Congress 2014 in Berlin. Address: Head Office, 1210 Brussels, Germany. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 July 2014)

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

Accommodation and transport paid for me and my staff, value £1,403.90, to speak at the Global Partnership for Education Replenishment Conference in Brussels. Address: 1818 H Street, NW, P 6-600 Washington DC 20433. Hours: 1.5hrs. (Registered 11 July 2014)

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

Flights, accommodation and transport paid for me and my staff, value £2,584.83, to speak at a Novamedia dinner in Amsterdam. Address: Novamedia B.V., van Eeghenstraat 93-95, 1071 EX Amsterdam. Hours: 1hr. (Registered 14 October 2014)

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

Payment of £61,732.83 for speech to The First Dameisha China Innovation Forum in Dameisha, China. Address: KOK Associates F/S/T Shenzhen Modern Institute of Innovation and Development Suite 2410, China Tower 2, No 1 Jianguomenwai Av., Beijing, Chaoyang District 100004. Hours: 2.5hrs. Flights, transport and accommodation also paid for me and my staff; value £40,138.75. (Registered 17 November 2014; updated 5 December 2014)

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

7. Overseas benefits and gifts

See also my entries under Category 2.

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 10th March 2015