Amos was the first black woman appointed to a British Cabinet and the first black Leader of the House of Lords. She is formally known as The Right Honourable Baroness Amos of Brondesbury in the London Borough of Brent. As a Minister in the British Government, she worked to tackle poverty in Africa by increasing aid flows through debt relief initiatives and promoting private-sector investments.
Appointed to the United Nations in September 2010, Amos is responsible for the oversight of all emergencies requiring humanitarian assistance. She manages governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental relief activities.
Educated in the London Borough of Bexley, she is Chair of the Royal African Society, a member of the Fulbright Commission and a Fellow at the Oxford Universityâ€™s Centre for Corporate Reputation.