Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Valerie Amos


Baroness Valerie Amos is the Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, and was formerly the UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (2010–15). She was the UK High Commissioner to Australia before joining the UN. She has also served as Chief Executive of the Equal Opportunities Commission, and as an adviser to the Mandela Government on leadership, change, management and strategy issues between 1994 and 1998, and was appointed a Labour life peer in 1997. She has served as Foreign Office Minister and Secretary of State for International Development.