Baroness Valerie Amos
- Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations, New York
Studies at Warwick University, Birmingham University and East Anglia University, UK. 1989-94, Chief Executive, Equal Opportunities Commission. 1998, Government Whip, House of Lords; 2001, Parliamentary Undersecretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; 2001, International Development Secretary, Cabinet; since 2003, Leader of the House of Lords and President of the Council. Former Chair: Afiya Trust; Board of Governors, Royal College of Nursing Institute. Former: Director, University College London Hospitals Trust; Member, Select Committee on European Communities Sub-Committee F; Deputy Chair, Runnymede Trust. Recipient of awards: 1995, Honorary Professorship, Thames Valley University; 1997, Life Peer.