Vanessa has over 30 years’ experience of working in Risk within the banking industry. Her career has spanned both Europe and Asia. Vanessa is Senior Advisor to the Chief Risk Officer at RBS. Immediately prior to this she was Group Chief Credit Officer, focusing on developing the right balance between customer, doing the right thing for the customer and risk taking that aligns with the bank’s appetite and safeguarding the financial soundness of the bank.
Vanessa has worked for a number of financial institutions before joining RBS, including Credit Suisse, UBS, INGBarings and Westpac Banking Corporation. Senior roles include regional/divisional chief credit officer and regional chief risk officer.
Early in 2016 Vanessa was diagnosed with moderate ME/CFS and fibromyalgia which resulted in her absence from RBS for a little under a year. She has returned to work on a full time basis and is passionate about helping others with the illness.