Vanessa Sharp


Vanessa is a non executive board member at Companies House.

Vanessa is an experienced commercial solicitor, beginning her professional career in a London city firm specialising in multinational commercial and insurance issues. She joined KPMG as general counsel in the UK and Europe, leaving in 2015.

Vanessa is an independent non-executive director of ICE Futures Europe Ltd, chair of its Authorisation, Rules and Conduct Committee and a member of its Risk and Audit committee. She is an independent non-executive director of Newable, chair of its Risk Committee and a member of its Audit Review Committee. And she is an independent non executive director of Hill Robinson Group Limited. She is a Council member of the British Hallmarking Council and a trustee of the charity Create Arts. She is a senior advisor to a number of organisations where she works on corporate governance issues.

Vanessa is a practicing jeweller and silversmith.

Both roles

Appointed: 1 September 2016
Re-appointed: 1 September 2019 (for a 2nd term)
Term ends: 31 August 2021

Previous roles in government

  • Member of Main Board and Audit & Risk Assurance Committee