Our Founder

Charlotte Valeur

Charlotte Valeur is a corporate governance expert and a keen advocate for diversity in the boardroom. She has an extensive portfolio career with a number of Non-Executive Directorships and Chair roles. Over the last decade, Charlotte has been a director of 7 public companies, including three appointments as chair. Charlotte also has board experience with a range of unlisted companies including international engineering firm Laing O’Rourke, BT Pension Fund, Chair of Institute of Directors U.K. and Founder and Chair of Board Apprentice.

Board Apprentice was founded in 2013 and is a not-for-profit organisation that provides individuals hands-on experience at the very top of business. Addressing the need of providing a pipeline of board ready individuals, Board Apprentice places appropriate individuals as board apprentices on boards for 1 year to gain first-hand experience, through observation, of the workings and dynamics on boards. Board Apprentice has been cited in the U.K. Government’s recent reviews on ethnic and gender diversity in UK boardrooms as a resource for bringing about real change.

Charlotte is a regular public speaker and delivers training in corporate governance around the globe. She particularly enjoys getting to the heart of challenging governance issues and helping her clients find successful ways to move forward towards best practices. In addition, she conducts board reviews and advises boards on corporate governance through her company, Global Governance Group. Charlotte has over 35 years of experience in finance, primarily as an investment banker in Denmark and the UK.