Chief Executive of the Health & Social Care Board for Northern Ireland and Interim Chief Executive of the Public Health Agency

Valerie was appointed Chief Executive of the Health and Social Care Board in July 2014 and also agreed to taking up the additional role of Interim Chief Executive of the Public Health Agency on the retirement of Dr Eddie Rooney in October 2016.

Valerie has over 30 years management experience in the public sector across Health and Social Care and Local Government in both Scotland and Northern Ireland – latterly in the position as Chief Executive of Aberdeen City Council (2011-2014) and formerly as Town Clerk and Chief Executive of Derry City Council (2009-2011)developing a strategic economic masterplan for the North West.