Rt Hon Jacqui Smith was the UK’s first female Home Secretary (Interior Minister) from 2007-9. She was elected to Parliament as MP for Redditch in 1997 and became a Minister in 1999 serving in the Education, Health, Industry and Equality portfolios and in the Cabinet as Chief Whip before becoming Home Secretary.
She is currently Chair in Common of Barts Health and Barking, Havering and Redbridge University NHS Trust and Chair of Sandwell Children’s Trust. She chairs the Jo Cox Foundation and is a Trustee of the Kings Fund.
Jacqui has worked with GPG in Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon and particularly specialises in parliamentary development and working directly with Ministers using her wide political and governmental experience.