close

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

menu

Tony Blair's Role

Executive Chairman of the Institute for Global Change
Former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

arrow_downward
Latest News
Tony Blair

Tony Blair

Executive Chairman of the Institute for Global Change 
Former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

During his time in office, the UK economy enjoyed record growth. His government made major improvements in Britain’s public services, particularly healthcare and education, through a programme of investment and reform. Britain’s first ever statutory minimum wage was introduced. The Prime Minister led the successful London 2012 Olympics bid; and oversaw the peace process for Northern Ireland. He introduced the first elected Mayor for London, the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly and Northern Ireland Assembly.

He was a staunch advocate of an interventionist foreign policy, in particular in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and Iraq. He trebled the UK’s aid programme for Africa and introduced the first environmental programme in the UK to combat climate change.

Since leaving office Tony Blair has spent most of his time working on three areas: supporting governments to deliver effectively for their people, working for peace in the Middle East, and countering extremism. He has established the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change to work on some of the most difficult challenges in the world today, including how the centre ground of politics renews itself with practical policy solutions.

Join us

Be the first to know what we’re doing – and how you can get more involved.