Appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of Premier Farnell on 15 June 2011. Other appointments: Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered plc, the Home Office, the Lawn Tennis Association and XL Group plc.
"Skills and experience: Val has formerly held a number of senior operational and strategic roles in businesses with a reputation for high levels of customer service and she brings a wealth of global business experience to the Board. Val was CEO of BUPA during a ten year period of strong growth and global expansion and was a senior manager at British Airways, serving latterly as Director for Asia Pacific. Val has also served as Non-Executive Director of J Sainsbury plc and of the BBC." 
From 2006: "Val Gooding was appointed as BUPA's chief executive in August 1998. She joined BUPA from British Airways in 1996...
"Val is a non-executive director of Compass Group plc (since January 2000) and of Standard Chartered Bank plc (since January 2005). She is a member of the council of Warwick University as well as co-chair of the advisory board of the Warwick Business School. She is a trustee of the British Museum, and a non-executive director of the Lawn Tennis Association." 
"In March 2018, she was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Aviva UK Insurance...She was also President of the International Federation of Health Plans".
- Non-Executive Director, Vodafone
- Executive Board, BBC
- Advisory Board, Virgin Group