Valerie has worked in HR for 35 years across a variety of sectors and countries, most recently spending over five years as Chief HR Officer for the BBC. She currently consults and advises on a wide range of HR and Board topics through her own consultancy VHD Consulting Ltd.
Prior to joining the BBC in 2014, she was Group HR Director at Amey. Her other roles have included Group HR Director for Steria based in Paris and Group HR Director for Xansa. She also spent several years working in Senior HR roles in the Technology and Retailing sectors in the UK and The Netherlands.
Valerie is a Fellow of the CIPD and at the end of 2019 was recognised with the HR Lifetime Achievement Award and a place in the HR Most Influential Hall of Fame for her contribution to the HR profession.