Baroness Valentine has been the Chief Executive of London First since 2003.
Prior to London First, Jo Valentine worked in corporate finance and planning at
Barings and BOC Group. She established and ran ‘The Blackburn Partnership’ a
public-private regeneration partnership in 1988 and the Central London Partnership
(CLP) in 1995. She was a National Lottery Commissioner from 2000 to 2005.
She became a Crossbench Peer in October 2005 and contributes frequently to
debates, mainly on economic and competitiveness issues. She sits on the House of
Lords Committee which provides prelegislative scrutiny of European infrastructure
proposals. Baroness Valentine is a Non-Executive Director of TP70 2008(ii) VCT plc
and an Honorary Fellow of St Hugh’s College Oxford.