The Rt Hon the Lord Browne of Ladyton

United Kingdom

Chair of the ELN, Vice Chairman of the NTI, and former UK Defence Secretary

Lord Browne of Ladyton (Des Browne) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Kilmarnock and Loudoun from 1997 to 2010. He was a member of the Cabinet of the United Kingdom under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, and served as Defence and Scottish Secretary of State in 2008.

In March 2014, Des Browne has been elected Vice Chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). He is also the founder and a current member of the Top Level Group of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation and the Chair of the Executive Board of the European Leadership Network (ELN).