Valerie is responsible for all aspects of Finance, HR and administration for Peace Direct in the UK. This includes oversight of organisational budgeting, financial strategy, systems, monitoring and reporting, management of financial risk, HR and office administration. Valerie has over 20 years’ experience in the voluntary sector, both in international development and UK charities.
After a master’s degree in International Business, she studied Human Rights for a year in Lyons in France, writing her final dissertation on Tibet after meeting the Dalai Lama in New York and spending six months at the Tibet Society. She is a CIMA qualified Chartered Global Management Accountant. Valerie came to Peace Direct from Y Care International. She is an avid runner and a keen reader.