Women of Achievement Lecture Series: "Values based leadership in a changing world"

Baroness Valerie Amos CH, Director, SOAS University of London
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Pembroke College
Pembroke Square
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Pichette Auditorium

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Lectures and seminars
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21st century leaders lead complex, diverse and culturally complex organisations: Do women lead these organisations differently? 

Baroness Amos will give the latest lecture in the Woman of Achievement series, introduced by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson.

Valerie joined as Director of SOAS, University of London in September 2015. From 2010, she served as Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator at the UN. She served in a number of roles in the public sector including in local government and as Chief Executive of the Equal Opportunities Commission. Valerie was an adviser to the Mandela Government on leadership, change, management and strategy issues between 1994 and 1998. She was appointed a Labour Life Peer in 1997 and became a member of the Government in 1998. She was a Foreign Office Minister, Secretary of State for International Development, Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council. She also served as UK High Commissioner to Australia before joining the UN. In June 2016, she was made a Companion of Honour in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.