The NEA is delighted to announce that Professor Charlotte Valeur has become the Association's new Patron.
Charlotte is an investment banker and seasoned FTSE Chair, Non Executive Director and governance expert with a wealth of board experience across different sectors. She is an internationally recognised professor, author, and public speaker in corporate governance, leadership, equality & diversity.
A lifelong human rights advocate, Charlotte is driven to play her part in creating an inclusive society; she advocates for equality and inclusion for all, working at the intersection of Government, Industry, academia and the Third Sector. She founded Board Apprentice and the global Institute Of Neurodiversity ION.
On her appointment, Charlotte says, "There is so much to celebrate about neurominority entrepreneurship and, whilst we know it is not without its challenges, I am thrilled to be asked to be Patron of the NEA, an organisation dedicated to empowering neurominorities. I look forward to contributing to a future where neurominority entrepreneurs flourish and redefine success".
The NEA provides a meeting place for all those with an interest in neurodiversity and entrepreneurship. The Association delivers a supportive environment for neurodivergent entrepreneurs, providing help and support in the creation and development of their businesses. Bringing together academic researchers, entrepreneurs, business people and policymakers, the NEA has a global reach in the ongoing development of policy and practice in the area of neurodiversity and entrepreneurship.
NEA Chief Executive, Rob Edwards, says, "We are overjoyed to have Charlotte join us as Patron of the NEA. A wonderful advocate for neurominorities and a leading business figure, her experience and guidance will be invaluable to the work we are doing as we continue to grow. I look forward to working with her to achieve our joint goal of celebrating the limitless possibilities of diverse minds".