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Amos free

Baroness cr 1997 (Life Peer), of Brondesbury in the London Borough of Brent (Valerie Ann Amos)

CH 2016

Born 13 March 1954; d of E. Michael Amos and Eunice Amos

PC 2003; Director, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, since 2015


Univ. of Warwick (BA Sociol.); Univ. of Birmingham (MA Cultural Studies); Univ. of E Anglia (doctoral research)


With London Boroughs: Lambeth, 1981–82; Camden, 1983–85; Hackney, 1985–89 (Head of Trng; Head of Management Services); Management Consultant, 1984–89; Chief Exec., Equal Opportunities Commn, 1989–94; Dir, Amos Fraser Bernard, 1995–98. A Baroness in Waiting (Govt Whip), 1998–2001; Parly Under-Sec. of State, FCO, 2001–03; Sec. of State for Internat. Develt, 2003; Leader of H of L, 2003–07. High Comr to Australia, 2009–10; Under Sec. Gen. for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, UN, 2010–15. Mem., Fulbright Commn, 2009–. Chairman: Bd of Govs, RCN Inst., 1994–98; Afiya Trust (formerly Black Heath Foundn), 1995–98; Royal African Soc., 2008–10. Member: Adv. Cttee, Centre for Educnl Develt Appraisal and Res., Univ. of Warwick, 1991–98; Gen. Council, King’s Fund, 1992–98; Council, Inst. of Employment Studies, 1993–98; Adv. Bd, Global Health Gp, UCSF, 2008–10; Trustee, IPPR, 1994–98. External Examiner: (MA Equal Opportunities), Univ. of Northumbria, at Newcastle (formerly Newcastle Poly.), 1989–93; Liverpool Univ., 1992–97. Fellow, Centre for Corporate Reputation, Saïd Business Sch., Oxford Univ., 2008–. Dir, UCL Hosps NHS Trust, 1995–98; Fellow, UCL Hosps, 2000–. Dir, Hampstead Theatre, 1992–98; Dep. Chm., Runnymede Trust, 1990–98; Trustee: VSO, 1997–98; Project Hope, 1997–98; NPG, 2003–07. Hon. LLD: Warwick, 2000; Staffordshire, 2000; Manchester, 2001; Bradford, 2006; Leicester, 2007; Birmingham, 2008; E Anglia, 2009; Stirling, 2010; Nottingham, 2012; Durham, 2013


various articles on race and gender issues


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