Sarah Brown, wife of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, appointed director of Harrods
Sarah Brown joined the Qatari-owned retailer on September 1, The Independent has learned, in a move that is likely to raise eyebrows across the political and business worlds
Wednesday 21 November 2012
The wife of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been appointed as a director of Harrods – working on the department store’s “corporate social responsibility”.
Sarah Brown joined the Qatari-owned retailer on September 1, The Independent has learned, in a move that is likely to raise eyebrows across the political and business worlds.
According to documents filed at Companies House, the 50-year-old describes herself as a charity director and writer. Before settling down with Mr Brown in the late 1990s, she had a successful career in public relations but now focuses on charity work and is a patron of the White Ribbon Alliance and Women’s Aid.
It is not known how much she will be paid for her duties as a non-executive director at Harrods and how much time she will dedicate to the role.
Mrs Brown’s new employers – Qatar Holding, the investment fund of the emirates royal family - are certainly not short of cash having acquired Harrods for £1.5bn in 2010. A spokesman for Qatar Holding said Mrs Brown would provide “input and insight into the company’s strategic initiatives and overall business”. The company said she would also be involved in developing its “corporate social responsibility programmes”.
In a brief statement, Mrs Brown added: “I look forward to my return to business in joining the Harrods Group board and welcome the opportunity to work on the Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility plans for this world-renowned British brand.”
- 1 Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 Now diplomacy has failed, boycotting Israel might be the only way we can protect the people of Gaza
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
Russell Brand accuses Sean Hannity of terrorism after aggressive Israel-Gaza debate
Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness
Justin Bieber posts Instagram photo of a crying Orlando Bloom after Ibiza fight 'over Miranda Kerr'
Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
Air Algerie AH5017 crash: Jet fell 30,000 feet in three minutes ‘due to violent storm’
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
- < Previous
- Next >
iJobs Money & Business
£18000 - £23000 per annum + Commission: SThree: Real Staffing are currently lo...
£28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: Training Programme Manage...
£20000 - £24000 per annum: Harrington Starr: A leading provider of web based m...
£28000 - £32000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Secretary (Sales Team Support) - Mat...