Vanessa was a trustee of Positive East from 2009 – 2012, and now works in an advisory capacity. She designed and developed the wellbeing programme.
Vanessa has spent over 20 years working in financial services, including seven years with Standard Chartered Bank. As Group Head of Community Investment she developed the Bank’s HIV education programme, which educated 2.6 million people in 70 countries between 2008 – 2011. She also headed the expansion of the Bank’s avoidable blindness charity (Seeing is Believing) from US$10m to US$100m. Previously Vanessa held positions with Bank of America, Equinox Capital, and Arab National Bank.