Valerie was appointed HR Director for Siemens UK and Ireland in October 2018.

Before joining Siemens she was the Talent & Resources Director at Crossrail Ltd where she was responsible for ensuring Europe’s largest infrastructure project had the right people, in the right place at the right time.  Prior to this Valerie was the Managing Director (Group Services), Transport for London.

She is a non-executive member of the Executive Committee of the Army Board. She was chairman of the Investors in People Community Interest Company from 2010 to 2018 where she led the organisation through a period of growth change and renewal. She has also been a UK Government advisor on skills and employment as a Commissioner at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES).

Valerie is a Fellow of CIPD (the professional body for HR and People Development).  In 2014 she was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to skills, employment and the development of young people.