"Policy issues related to housing, to social care, to our health service, to education - these all need to be addressed urgently and are not being addressed in the way that they should be. So that's of huge concern, I think, and that is separate to what has been happening on, as it were, the European agenda (of Brexit)." - Valerie Amos.
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BARONESS Valerie Amos, 65, has worn many hats in a varied career. The former United Nations under-secretary-general's latest posting has, since 2015, been as director of the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).