Vanessa was appointed to the Board as Chief Nurse in April 2023, having held the role of Deputy Chief Nurse and Head of Nursing for the Surgery & Cancer Board since 2018.

Vanessa has held a number of operational and strategic senior nursing roles across UCLH and King’s College Hospital and has a Masters in Professional Leadership. Vanessa’s key interests are patient and staff experience, patient safety and continuous improvement and education and professional development. Vanessa is the executive director sponsor for the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic steering group and staff network and a champion for inclusive leadership.