Baroness King of Bow
Oona King became a member of the House of Lords at the beginning of 2011 as Baroness King of Bow. Previously MP for Bethnal Green & Bow from 1997-2005, she later became Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister on Equalities and Diversity from 2007-09. Oona founded the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Genocide Prevention in the House of Commons and received a commendation from the UN Security Council’s Expert Panel for her group’s work on peace-keeping. She has previously been Vice-Chair of the British Council, Chair of Rich Mix Cultural Foundation and an Associate Fellow of Chatham House. She has also worked as a television presenter for Channel 4, BBC, Sky, Five and ITV. Her political diary, House Music, was published by Bloomsbury in 2007 and nominated for Political Book of the Year by Channel 4. She is currently Diversity Executive at Channel 4 and became a patron for Futureversity in 2011.