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Valerie Owen OBE, chair of Swan Housing Association, was triumphant at the Sunday Times Non-Executive Director Awards (NED Awards) as she was recognised for her contribution in the Not-for Profit sector.
Within this extremely strong category, where all the nominees demonstrated huge passion for their individual causes, Judges said Valerie stood out for her commercial foresight and focus on good governance.
Joining Swan Housing Association in 2013, Valerie oversaw the restructuring of the Board and Independent Committee members, as well as leading the Board and Executive team across Swan in developing a new corporate strategy for the future.
John Synnuck, Chief Executive of Swan Group commented:
"We are delighted to see Valerie win this award and be recognised for her contribution to Swan, and her passion for social investment."
Swan was recently awarded Top 40 status in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not-for-Profit Companies - rising 29 places to rank 34. The accreditation is awarded to the best performing businesses that demonstrate a true commitment to creating an engaging and uplifting environment for staff who work there.