At our future event on 17 November we welcome speaker Baroness Jo Valentine, a Crossbench member of the British House of Lords, Trustee of London Housing Association the Peabody Trust, and chief executive of London First.
Baroness Valentine joined London First in 1997 as Managing Director, becoming Chief Executive in 2003. Herole centres on representing to national and local government the most pressing issues affecting London’s leading businesses.
Since beginning her career in corporate finance at Barings, Jo Valentine has worked in industry, and in regeneration and public policy roles. She is a Non-Executive Director of Peabody and High Speed 2 and a Council member of UCL.
Jo became a Crossbench Peer in October 2005 and sits on the House of Lords Committee which provides pre-legislative scrutiny of European infrastructure and employment proposals.
She is an Honorary Fellow of St Hugh’s College, Oxford and Birkbeck, and holds honorary degrees from Roehampton University and the University of London.
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