Chief Executive of the Health & Social Care Board for Northern Ireland

Valerie took up post as Chief Executive of the Health and Social Care Board in July 2014.

Valerie has over 30 years’ public sector experience, beginning her career at the Royal Victoria Hospital where she oversaw competitive tendering for ancillary support services, and having worked in local government since 1989.

Most recently, Valerie was Chief Executive of Aberdeen City Council (2011- 2014) and formerly Town Clerk and Chief Executive of Derry City Council (2009-2011) where she was instrumental in securing the UK City of Culture for 2013 and developing a strategic economic masterplan for the North West.