Valerie joined the Board in October 2011 and is Chair of the Investment and Opportunities Committee. She is an experienced director and chair, specialising in sustainable development, regeneration, housing and health.
Valerie serves on the Boards of a variety of public and private sector organisations, including acting as Chair of the British Board of Agrément, Chair of Swan Housing, a member of Thames Region Flood and Costal Committee of the Environment Agency and Chair of Lantra.
Before joining Hanover, Valerie was a director of London First and from 1989 – 2000 was a director of Jones Lang LaSalle, international real estate consultants.
Valerie is a chartered architect, development surveyor, town planner and environmentalist by profession. In 2001 Valerie was awarded an OBE for services to architecture and the community in east London and in June 2016 she was appointed Chief Guide, Girlguiding UK.