Charlotte Valeur, founder of Board Apprentice, has won The IOD Jersey Director of the Year Award 2017 for Small Business during the prestigious award ceremony held on Friday 28th April 2017.

Founded in 2014, Board Apprentice was set up to increase the number and diversity of candidates for board positions. Charlotte Valeur stated: “I really wasn’t expecting this award, Board Apprentice has taken off so rapidly globally, it’s a real honour to be presented with this award, it’s real team work which has enabled us to grow so quickly.”

“Boards globally need to be able to see with many different eyes. Companies cannot afford not to see all opportunities and risks in a rapidly evolving world. Diversity of ethnicity, age, gender, skills and background is key for companies to thrive. Board Apprentice is one of the answers.”

A large and growing group of progressive governments, boards, companies and associations are using the Board Apprentice concept to make diversity happen in Jersey, Guernsey, United Kingdom, Denmark, Bermuda, Cayman Islands and Switzerland so far, we are excited to see many more countries interested to join BA Global and raise this important gap.”

Charlotte Valeur is the Managing Director of GFG Limited, a Governance Consultancy. She has extensive board experience as a NED, and currently serves as on boards of listed and unlisted companies including NED of JPMorgan Global Convertibles Income Fund Ltd and NTR Plc. She is the Chair of Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc, Blackstone/GSO Loan Financing Limited and DW Catalyst Ltd. Charlotte has in excess of 30 years’ experience in the financial Industry as an Investment Banker in Denmark and the United Kingdom.


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