Valerie joined Elder as Director of People last September, working closely with CEO Andy Dowds and the fabulous Elder’s Team to accelerate Elder’s growth.
Her expertise covers strategy, organisation design, coaching, thriving through change, employee development and experience.
She is passionate about leading the People agenda for human-sized, purposeful, fast growth and innovative companies.
Prior to Elder, Valerie worked at Mention Me (Head of People), HomeAway (EMEA HR Director), RSA Security (EMEA HR Manager).
Generally, her career and roles have reflected her interest in international Human Resources and work across multiple cultures and geographies, as well as her desire to leverage her languages and multicultural past.
Most recently, Valerie started her certification as a Solution Focus coach and has been doing pro bono individual coaching work over the past 6 months, as well as some volunteering.
She has a CIPD Post-Graduate Diploma and a French business school degree with HR specialisation.
Her personal life values are: Life is short. Be kind. Have fun. Look around you.