Former Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tony Blair was prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1997 to 2007. As Labour party leader, he led public service reform, introduced a national minimum wage, oversaw constitutional reform, and led the London 2012 Games bid. Internationally, Blair defended human rights and rule of law in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Sierra Leone, and his government took action to remove brutal regimes in Afghanistan and Iraq. Blair currently works to secure peace in the Middle East, improve governance in Africa, encourage understanding of world faiths, find solutions to climate change, and boost access to sport for children.