Valerie has a background in finance, having worked in the City as an investment banker, then moved into early stage venture capital focussing on new company creation.
She has been a charity trustee for over ten years - she sits on the board of the Imperial College Healthcare Charity, and is a trustee and treasurer of Beat (the Eating Disorders Association) and Alcohol Research (UK). She is particularly interested in the interaction between physical and mental health.
She has a Masters in Charity Accounting and Financial Management from Cass Business School and a Diploma in Charity Accounting.
Valerie is a member of the Finance and Resources Committee.