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, founder and executive chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education and co-founder of A World At School, a global movement to get children across the world into 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.
Theirworld launched A World At School, an initiative that partners with all sectors, including business leaders, faiths organisations and NGOs to mobilise education campaigns around the world, and steered the #UpForSchool petition calling for education for every child that gathered over 10 million signatures in 2015.
Sarah spent part of her early life in Tanzania in East Africa, before going to school in London and then studying psychology at Bristol University. Sarah lives in London and Scotland with her husband, the UN special envoy for global education and former prime minister of the UK Gordon Brown, and their two sons John and Fraser. She pioneered using social media in government and is an avid user of Twitter, regularly tweeting to her 1.2 million followers.