Baroness Tessa Jowell, Former Member of British Parliament, Richard L. and Ronay A. Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow

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Public Health Leadership: Why Do We Know So Much and Do So Little

Friday, December 2, 2016

Baroness Tessa Jowell served as a Member of British Parliament from 1992-2015. Throughout these years, she held several positions in government, such as Minister of State for Public Health (1997-1999), Minister of State for Employment, Welfare to Work and Equal Opportunities (1999-2001), and Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and member of the Cabinet (2001-2007). Baroness Jowell also initiated and managed the winning bid for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics and led the development of the project for eight years. Prior to becoming a Member of Parliament, Baroness Jowell’s career included experience in public service as a mental health practitioner, senior manager, public service reform expert, and social policy analyst. Baroness Jowell serves on the Advisory Board of the Ministerial Leadership in Health Program, a joint initiative of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.