Valerie Gooding CBEValerie Gooding CBE

Chairman, Premier Farnell, Non-Executive Director TUI Travel, Vodafone Group, Lead Non Exec Director for UK Home Office

Val is Chairman of Premier Farnell plc.  She is a non-executive director of Standard Chartered Bank plc, XL Group plc, the Lawn Tennis Association and  Lead non-executive director at the Home Office.

Val was Chief Executive of Bupa for 10 years until May 2008. Prior to joining Bupa, she held several senior positions at British Airways.  She has been a non-executive director of the BBC,  J. Sainsbury plc, Compass Group plc, BAA plc and CWC Communications plc and a member of the Council of Warwick University, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Warwick Business School, and a Board member of both  the Confederation of British Industry and Association of British Insurers. Val was also President of the International Federation of Health Plans.

Val was awarded the CBE for services to business in the 2002 New Year’s Honours list.

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