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Baron Boateng joined the Museum of London board of Governors in 2009.
Paul Yaw Boateng is a British Labour Party politician, who was MP for Brent South from 1987 to 2005, becoming the UK's first black cabinet minister in May 2002, when he was appointed as Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
Following his departure from the House of Commons, he served as the British High Commissioner to South Africa from March 2005 to May 2009. He was introduced as a member of the House of Lords on 1 July 2010.