Valerie Ann Amos 1954 – “Baroness Amos”

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Baroness Amos

Valerie Ann Amos, Baroness Amos is counted among the famous of the Guyanese people, as she is the first black female to sit as a member of the British Cabinet, born in George Town Guyana (British Guiana) March 1954.

In 1963 her family moved to Britain and after attending a Grammar School for Girls, she later went on to attend the University of Birmingham, University of Warwick, and the University of East Anglia in pursuit of her career.

Valerie Ann Amos 1954   Baroness Amos

In August of 1997 she was made a Life Peer and in May 2003 she joined Tony Blair’s Labour Cabinet as International Development Sectary. Then later that same year she was appointed leader of the House of Lords. Recently she was appointed and now is the current British High Commissioner to Australia.