Institute of Directors appoints new chairman

Posted on 13 Sep 2018 and read 718 times
Institute of Directors appoints new chairmanCharlotte Valeur, a corporate governance expert, has been selected to be the new chairman of the Institute of Directors (IoD) (

She has held seven directorships at public companies (including three as chairman) over the last decade; her background in finance includes stints at Société Générale, BNP-Paribas and SG Warburg.

Originally from Copenhagen (and speaking six languages), Ms Valeur is a keen advocate for diversity in the boardroom and has backed this up with action by founding Board Apprentice.

This is a non-profit organisation that gives individuals hands-on experience at the very top of business.

It has been cited in the Government’s recent reviews on ethnic and gender diversity in UK boardrooms as a resource for effecting real change.

Stephen Martin, director general of the IoD, said: “I am delighted to welcome Charlotte as our new chairman.

“She brings with her an impressive range of experience, gained by leading businesses of different sizes and sectors; this will put her in tune with the breadth of IoD members.

“As a member herself for over a decade, Charlotte possesses a first-hand understanding of what the Institute should be providing for the director of today.”

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