Appendix 3: Alan Milburn's CV |
Public policy experience
Member of Parliament for Darlington (1992-2010)
Retired from the UK Parliament at the general election
Shadow Health Minister (1995-96)
Responsible for developing the Labour Party's community,
social and mental health service policies in preparation for government
Shadow Treasury Minister (1996-97)
Working with Shadow Chancellor Gordon Brown MP to
formulate the Labour Party's fiscal and macro-economic policy
framework in preparation for government
Minister of State for Health (1997-98)
Given policy responsibility by Prime Minister Tony
Blair for reforming the National Health Service
Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1998-99)
As the youngest member of Tony Blair's Cabinet had
responsibility for all aspects of public expenditure, the development
of public-private partnerships and the overseeing of the financial
Secretary of State for Health (1999-2003)
Leading a radical reform programme of health and
social care services including the creation of a market within
the NHS, autonomous NHS Foundation Trusts, choice for patients
and devolution of decision-making
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (2004-05)
Responsible for co-ordinating and developing government
policy across all Whitehall departments working directly to Prime
Minister Tony Blair. Co-ordinated Labour's successful 2005 general
Chair, Panel on Fair Access to the Professions
Responsible for delivering independent cross-party
recommendations to Prime Minister Gordon Brown on improving social
mobility in Britain.
Independent Reviewer on Social Mobility (2010-)
Appointed by the Coalition Government to review and
report on child poverty and social mobility.
Voluntary and business experience
Chairman of AFROX (2006-)
A charity specialising in helping African
governments to combat the growing problem of cancer on the continent.
African Governance Initiative (2008-)
Undertaking pro-bono work for Tony Blair's
AGI advising the government of Sierra Leone on implementing its
agenda for change.
Trustee of the Yorkshire Sculpture
Helping this world leader develop its
profile and services.
Chair, Bridgepoint European Advisory
A member of the Advisory Board to this
successful mid-market private equity group on its overall strategy
since 2004 and chairman since 2010.
Chair, Mars Global Advisors
Operating chair of a high profile and diverse range
of advisors assisting one of the largest global firms with its
Member PepsiCo UK & Ireland Advisory Board
Providing broad strategic advice to the company.
Non-executive director Diaverum AB
Assisting Europe's second biggest provider of renal
dialysis services to develop its quality services agenda.
Director, A.M.Strategy Ltd
The consultancy company through which I undertake
consultancy advice and speech work.
Senior advisor, PwC Global Health Practice (2012-)
Working with PwC to advise governments and health
systems around the world on health reform
Further background and personal details
Born in 1958 he was raised by a single
mother on a council estate in North East England where he still
has his home. He is married to Ruth, a hospital consultant.
They have two sons, aged 20 and 15.
He is a graduate from the University of
Lancaster where he studied history.
Prior to entering Parliament he worked
in business development, for a trade union research centre and
in a radical bookshop.
His interests include art, food, travel
and Newcastle United.