Vanessa joined Brunel in March 2018. She has over twenty years of investment experience and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. Vanessa worked with Richard Fanshawe at Derbyshire Pension Fund for seven years, where she had sole responsibility for Derbyshire’s entire property portfolio (direct and indirect, both in the UK and Europe), as well as investing in UK REITs – one of her specialist equity sectors. Prior to 2010, Vanessa worked as a fund manager for Quilter in Birmingham investing on a discretionary and advisory basis for a client base composed of trusts, private clients and charities. Vanessa started her career at Grieveson Grant in the City, having graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge.