Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale


Jack McConnell



Joined the Lords

28 June 2010

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 219 8913
Fax: 0207 219 5979

Web & Social media


Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
Prime Minister's Special Representative for Peace Building 2008-10
First Minister of Scotland 2001-07
Minister for Education, Europe, External Relations Scottish Government 2000-01
Member of the Scottish Parliament 1999-11
Minister for Finance Scottish Government 1999-00
Council Leader Stirling District Council 1990-92
Councillor Stirling District Council 1984-93

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Council Secretary Scottish Labour Party 1992-98
Mathematics Teacher 1983-92

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Chairperson Cash for Kids 2011-
Treasurer UK/Japan 21st Century Group 2010-
Member Scottish Constitutional Convention 1990-98

Member's focus

European Union
International affairs
Conflict and development
Equality and multiculturalism
Northern America
Sub-Saharan Africa

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Non-executive Director, DCM (Optical Holdings) Ltd (dispensing opticians)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Member, Advisory Board, PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • Chair, Community Fund Panel of Scottish and Southern Energy plc
    • Professorial Fellow, University of Stirling, Scotland
    • Visiting lecturer, Dubrovnik International University, Croatia
    • Consultant, 2CV, Global Research Consultancy, UK
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to the Philippines, 12-25 February 2014, through the Parliamentary Volunteering Scheme organised by Voluntary Service Overseas; costs of visit paid by VSO UK, VSO Bahaginan and Beyond 2015
    • Visit to Japan, 13-19 May 2014, as a Director of UK-Japan 21st Century Group, to attend meetings in Tokyo and the Annual Meeting in Hakone; all costs were met by the UK-Japan 21st Century Group
    • Visit to Brussels, 28-30 September 2014, to attend a seminar and other meetings; cost of travel and accommodation paid by Carnegie Europe
    • Visit to the Central African Republic, 30 September to 5 October 2014, for meetings with government, organizations and people affected by conflict; cost of visit fully funded by the NGO Tearfund
    • Visit to Berlin, Germany, 7-10 November 2014, to attend World Without Walls Conference 2014 organised by Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (an NGO based in Berlin); all travel and accommodation costs paid for by Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin
    • Board Member, UK-Japan 21st Century Group
    • Chair of Board, Radio Clyde Cash for Kids (children's charity linked to Radio Clyde)
    • Trustee, Moulsdale Foundation (registered charity)
    • Chairperson, Board of Trustees, McConnell International Foundation (registered charity)
    • Ambassador, Action for Children UK (registered charity)
    • Vice President, UNICEF UK