Caroline has over twenty years’ experience as a finance director within the commercial and residential property sectors. Prior to joining Valeo she helped establish a design-led residential development company, sourcing land opportunities, managing the acquisition process, obtaining funding and putting in place systems and controls.
Caroline was European Finance Director for London & Cambridge Properties for seven years where she managed a number of overseas teams, leading on debt funding, appraising potential investment and development opportunities and implementing capital structures.
Prior to that Caroline spent two years at a large London law firm, where she ran a sizeable team, ensuring adequate controls were in place and placing an emphasis on strong cash management.
Caroline was Director of European Finance and Accounting at Tishman Speyer Properties for three years, managing a number of overseas finance teams as part of the execution of large-scale office developments. In addition to securing debt and implementing cross-border transactions, Caroline’s principal responsibility was reporting to investors on the assets under fund management.
Following qualification as an accountant with Price Waterhouse, and two years at Grand Metropolitan’s food manufacturing division, Caroline was Finance Director at Stockley Park, one of the first business parks in Europe. There, she was part of the senior development team and the management team for the leisure and property management areas of the Park, including a sports club, golf club and conference facilities.