Brendan Cox is a former special adviser to the Labour Party under Gordon Brown. Cox now works at Save the Children' in charge of leading advocacy strategy. Save the Children is the world's leading independent children's charity that works in 120 countries.
He began his career with a focus on communications and media, these skills were honed at Oxfam where he worked as their senior press officer. He then worked as executive director of crisis action where he led the development of the organisation. 
In 2008 Cox became special advisor to Prime Minister Gordon Brown. He led a major push at the 2009 UN General Assembly to abolish health user fees, including working with Save the Children in Sierra Leone on the successful effort to abolish health fees for pregnant women and children. 
- Executive Directors Save the Children, accessed 17 October 2014