Vanessa is Cinven's Corporate Affairs Director, with responsibility for the firm's corporate communications, marketing and ESG activities. She is a member of Cinven’s ESG Steering Group and is a trustee of The Cinven Foundation.
She sits on the Board of Invest Europe and is a Board Trustee of the charity Impetus. Prior to joining Cinven, Vanessa was a Director at Merlin, a London-based financial PR agency, for 11 years where she specialised in advising European private equity firms and their portfolio companies, as well as UK listed companies. Vanessa was previously a Director at Ludgate Communications and started her career at Burson-Marsteller.
Vanessa has a BA Hons in Latin from Durham University. She joined Cinven in 2011.