Labour duo Lord Malloch Brown and Parmjit Dhanda take up top lobbying roles

Two more senior Labour figures have taken top lobbying roles as the dust settles on Gordon Brown's premiership.

Taking up lobbying role: Lord Malloch-Brown
Taking up lobbying role: Lord Malloch-Brown

Former Foreign Office minister Lord Malloch-Brown has been appointed chairman, global affairs, at FTI, the parent company of financial and corporate consultancy FD.

Malloch-Brown, a former deputy secretary-general at the United Nations, was one of four so-called ‘goats’ who joined the Government when Brown became prime minister in 2007. Goats stood for ‘government of all the talents’. He stood down in July 2009.

Based in London, Malloch-Brown will focus on advising clients on the ‘risks and opp­ortunities associated with
international business development, particularly in emerging markets’.

At the same time, one of Alistair Darling’s special advisers during his time as chancellor is to take the top lobbying role at insurance giant Aviva. Sam White will start in the newly created post of group public policy director in November. He has also held special adviser roles at the Departments of Trade and Industry and Transport.

His appointment comes after Aviva’s former head of public affairs Tracey Crouch was elected Conservative MP for Chatham & Aylesford.

Other figures from the Brown government to bag lobbying roles include rising Lab­our star Parmjit Dhanda. This week, the 38-year-old became parliamentary and campaigns officer at trade union Prospect. Dhanda held three ministerial posts in the last parliament.

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