Val Gooding is Senior Independent Director at Vodafone Group and Queen’s Trustee on the Board of Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.
Val was formerly CEO of Bupa, Chairman of Premier Farnell plc, Chairman of Aviva Insurance UK and a Non-Executive Director of TUI AG, Standard Chartered Bank plc, J. Sainsbury plc, the BBC, Compass plc, BAA plc, Cable & Wireless Communications plc, the Lawn Tennis Association and the Home Office. Val was also deputy Chairman at the British Museum.
In her earlier career, Val held a number of senior positions at British Airways.
Val was also 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 (CBI) and Association of British Insurers, and a Trustee of English National Ballet, and the Rose Theatre.
Dr André Lévy-Lang is the Founder and Chair of Institut Louis Bachelier, a research network, Chairman of Les Echos SAS and a Board member of the Institut Français des Relations Internationales. He was previously CEO of Paribas Group, Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rothschild & Co, a Board member of Rothschild Martin Maurel, a member of the Executive Board of the French Banks Association and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the French Employers Association.