Vanessa is a practicing jeweller and silversmith. She became a non executive board member at Companies House on 1 September 2016.
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, a member of its audit and risk committee and chair of its Authorisation, Rules and Conduct Committee. She is a trustee of Goldsmiths College, University of London, and Chair of its Finance and Resources Committee. She is also a trustee of the charity Create Arts. She is a senior advisor to a number of organisations where she works on corporate governance issues.