Mark Malloch Brown

president of Open Society Foundations and former British Labour politician and United Nations Deputy Secretary-General

George Mark Malloch Brown, Baron Malloch-Brown[n 1] KCMG PC (born 16 September 1953) is a British diplomat, communications consultant, journalist and former politician. He was president of Open Society Foundations since 2021. For a short time in 2006, he was the 2nd Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.[1][2][3]

The Lord Malloch-Brown

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Official portrait, c. 2007–09
Minister of State for Africa and the United Nations
In office
28 June 2007 – 24 July 2009
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byBrian Wilson (2001)
Succeeded byThe Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead
2nd Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
In office
1 April 2006 – 31 December 2006
Secretary-GeneralKofi Annan
Preceded byLouise Fréchette
Succeeded byAsha-Rose Migiro
Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme
In office
1 July 1999 – 15 August 2005
Secretary-GeneralKofi Annan
Preceded byJames Speth
Succeeded byKemal Derviş
Member of the House of Lords
Life peerage
9 July 2007 – 7 September 2015
Personal details
George Mark Malloch Brown

(1953-09-16) 16 September 1953 (age 69)
Marylebone, London, England
Political partyNone (Crossbencher)
Other political
Labour (former)
Patricia Cronan (m. 1989)
EducationMarlborough College
Alma mater


  1. His title is hyphenated but his surname is not.


  1. "Malloch-Brown, Baron, ((George) Mark Malloch Brown) (born 16 Sept. 1953)". Who's Who. 2007. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.59527.
  2. "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  3. "Lord Malloch-Brown: You Ask The Questions". The Independent. 15 September 2008. Retrieved 8 June 2018.