Daniel Valentine

Head of Communications, The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland

Daniel Valentine works as Head of Communications at the Chartered Governance Institute, leading on all media relations, internal communications, branding, reputation and engagement activity.

Over the last 25 years Daniel has worked for some of the world’s leading organisations, as both an inhouse manager and as a consultant. Daniel studied at the Universities of Oxford, St. Andrews, and King’s College London. He is a Member of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Daniel is Executive Chair of Lovey Foundation UK, an international charity which has helped hundreds of the poorest children in rural Ghana to access full time education. Daniel is also a successful author, having written books on financial communications and economics. 

Daniel has been fundraising for educational and children’s charities for many years, raising over £5m to date. In 2016, he created the “This is Engineering” campaign at the Royal Academy of Engineering. Europe’s largest campaign to promote careers in engineering and technology to young people, for which he won the AAE prize for "Best Social Media Campaign" in 2019.