Posted on Friday 15th November 2013
University of Birmingham alumna Valerie Hughes D'Aeth recently returned to Birmingham Business School to talk to MBA students, alumni and other guests as part of the 2013/14 Distinguished Leaders Series.
Valerie is Group HR Director at Amey, where her department recently won the ‘Best HR Team in the Private Sector’ at the HR Excellence Awards. She has full responsibility for developing and delivering HR, communications and HSEA strategy for 12,000 employees and has worked for 30 years in HR with extensive experience of leading and consulting on all facets of HR including major restructuring, enhancing employee productivity and creating HR shared services.
As well as the guest lecture, Valerie took part in a round-table discussion with a number of Business School students where they had the opportunity to put their questions to her.
We caught up with Valerie to here why she returned to the University of Birmingham and what she hopes to get out of being a part of this lecture series.