VP Corporate Citizenship, RBC and Executive Director, RBC Foundation
Valerie is responsible for the development and execution of RBC’s global corporate citizenship strategy which includes strategic philanthropy; employee ‘citizenship’ engagement; citizenship impact measurement, evaluation and reporting; corporate environmental affairs; and social innovation and finance. Prior to joining RBC, she was a Partner with Deloitte’s Enterprise Risk Services and the America’s Leader of Deloitte’s Sustainability and Climate Change(S&CC) Practice. In this role, she provided national direction and expertise in the areas of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS), Sustainability, Climate Change, Water and Energy Management across the Americas. She was also a member of Deloitte’s global Sustainability & Climate Change Leadership Team, and an advisor to Deloitte Canada’s internal corporate responsibility program.
In 2013, she was named as a member of Canada’s Clean 16 – leader in the consulting sector and is part of the Canadian Clean 50. 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.