Jack McConnell

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Jack McConnell, wiki, Scotland's former first minister.

A friend and colleague, of Tom Hunter "McConnell is working on projects in Malawi and Rwanda for the Clinton Hunter Development Initiative, the venture set up by Sir Tom and the former US president Bill Clinton." [1]

"Jack McConnell served as the First Minister of Scotland from 2001 and 2007 and has the distinction of being the youngest person to attain the post. He was introduced to membership of the House of Lords on 28 June 2010, as Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale. He served as Minister for Education, Europe and External Affairs from 2000 to 2001 and he was Minister for Finance from 1999 to 2000. He was the MSP for Motherwell and Wishaw from 1999 to 2011. He was the Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Special Representative for Peacebuilding from 2008 to 2010. In his capacity as Special Representative, Mr McConnell supported the UK efforts to improve the capacity of international institutions to prevent and resolve conflict. As First Minister, he refreshed and launched Scotland’s International Image. He established Scotland’s International Development policy; and signed a co-operation agreement with Malawi." [2]


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  1. 'In the last decade his philanthropic work has been one of the most significant drivers for change in Scotland', theguardian, accessed July 20, 2010.
  2. Labour Campaign for International Development Presidents, organizational web page, accessed January 10, 2016.