Skip to main content
Start of main content.

Baroness Valerie Amos, CH talks politics and public service at Bond University

Social entrepreneur and former advisor to the Mandela Government, Baroness Valerie Amos, will this month (June) speak at a women's lunch at Bond University about her work in politics and public service, and why embracing risk is critical to creating change.

A trailblazing pioneer in global politics and diplomacy, gender equality, development and humanitarian issues, Baroness Amos will draw on her global experience in the public sector, including her role as Chief Executive of the Equal Opportunities Commission, to provide an insight into the difference between politicians and leaders, smashing glass ceilings and challenging the status quo.

Baroness Amos served as British High Commissioner to Australia, an officer of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the United Kingdom's foremost diplomatic representative to the Commonwealth of Australia.

She has advised Nelson Mandela's Government on leadership, change, management and strategy, and served as International Development Secretary and Leader of the House of Lords in Tony Blair's Government.

Baroness Amos served as the UN Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator for five years, before joining the University of London as Director of The School of Oriental and African Studies.

Visiting from the United Kingdom, Baroness Amos' only public appearance on the Gold Coast will be at Bond University for the Entrepreneurial Women Series: Inspiring Change at the University Club from 12pm to 2pm on Wednesday, June 21. 

That same evening, Baroness Amos, a firm believer in the power of education, will talk to Bond University students about the "I" Factor - Inspiration, Influence and Impulse, as part of the Bond Transformer Series.

Tickets to the lunch are $60 for adults and $40 for students, which includes a light luncheon and beverages and free onsite parking.

To purchase tickets click here or for more information contact Bond Business Events on 5595 3090 or [email protected].

More from Bond

  • Bull Sharks out to tame the Tigers

    The Bull Sharks have announced their 2023 captains as rugby returns to The Canal for the first time this year.

    Read article
  • International students join soccer goal rush

    Bond's soccer club have scored 49 times in three games as international students join the goal rush.

    Read article
  • Sapphires and Rubies glitter at Netball season launch

    The excitement was building at the Bull Sharks' season launch ahead of their return to the Sapphire Series

    Read article
  • Trouble brewing on geographical beer names

    Australian craft beer breweries could be caught up in a push by European brewers to protect the names of beer styles in the same way French winemakers jealously guard Champagne and Bordeaux.

    Read article
  • $1m to study diabetes patients left to their own devices

    A Bond University researcher has received more than $1 million to determine if wearable devices can help type 2 diabetes patients better manage their condition.

    Read article
Previous Next