Dianne Walker

Born and raised in North Wales, Dianne brings more than 30 years’ experience in finance and board advisory roles; she has had a long career as a trusted adviser to a wide variety of businesses and ownership structures, from multi-national PLCs, private and public bodies, as well as employee-owned and owner-managed businesses, including private equity backed businesses. 

A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and an award-winning non-executive director, Dianne was previously part of the senior management team of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Manchester, providing guidance to a broad portfolio of clients, with responsibility for Audit, Risk Management as well as M&A Transaction Services.

Currently combining a portfolio of main board nonexecutive roles, Dianne is currently also Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at Inspired plc, Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Victorian Plumbing PLC and Senior Independent non-executive Director of Scott Bader Group.

Dianne is Chair of the Board at J&L Elevator Components Ltd, an employee-owned business based in St Asaph, North Wales. Until recently, she also served as non-executive member of the North Wales Police Joint Audit Committee.

Dianne holds a first-class dual honours degree in Economics, Accounting & Financial Management from the University of Sheffield. She was recently awarded a Sunday Times Non-Executive Director of the Year Award and also regularly contributes to panel discussions on Board governance matters.

In addition to her professional responsibilities, Dianne plays a prominent role in several voluntary and community projects in Cheshire, where she lives with her family.