Sarah Brown is a passionate advocate for global education and health issues and her work brings together the worlds of business, philanthropy, social media and charity campaigning.
She is the Founder and President of the children’s charity Theirworld and Executive Chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education. Through these roles, as well as her involvement in co-founding the Maternal Mortality Campaign, Sarah provides strategic leadership to worldwide efforts to save and change the lives of women and children.
Sarah’s deep commitment to the health of pregnant women and newborns led to her founding Theirworld, an international children’s charity in 2002, which in the past 12 years has grown to reach across the UK and now globally, providing first funding for new health and education projects via its global A World At School movement.
She was Managing Director of one of Britain’s most dynamic independent communications companies and subsequently led a global arts PR firm. Sarah spent part of her early life in Tanzania in East Africa, before going to school in London. Sarah lives in London and Scotland with her husband, the UN Special Envoy for Global Education and Member of Parliament Gordon Brown, and their two sons John and Fraser. She is an avid user of Twitter, regularly tweeting to her 1.2 million followers.