As the VP Corporate Citizenship & Sustainability and Executive Director of the RBC Foundation, Valerie is responsible for the development and execution of RBC's global corporate citizenship strategy which is aligned to RBC’s purpose and creates positive social, economic and environmental impacts in the community. Her scope includes strategic philanthropy; employee engagement; impact measurement; corporate sustainability; social innovation and sustainable finance.
For over 23 years Valerie has helped national and international businesses, governments and non-government organizations create opportunity by proactively managing environmental and social risks, and implementing programs that deliver both shareholder and stakeholder value.
Before joining RBC in 2015, she spent 14 years with the global consulting firm Deloitte as the Americas Leader for Sustainability and Partner with Deloitte’s Enterprise Risk Services.
She was named as a member of Canada’s Clean 16 – leader in the consulting sector; is a member of Privy Council’s Impact Canada Advisory Council, a founding member of Women for Nature, and is a mentor to an extensive roster of young leaders.
Valerie graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering. She is fluent in French and Spanish.