Vanessa Simms, Independent Non-Executive Director

Vanessa has extensive experience in senior finance roles across several different, and capital intensive, industries, including real estate, medical devices and telecommunications. 

Contribution and Experience

Vanessa has extensive experience in senior finance roles across several different, and capital intensive, industries, including real estate, medical devices and telecommunications. Her broad and varied experience in strategic capital allocation, finance, risk and internal control is invaluable in her role as Chair of the Audit Committee.

Vanessa is CFO of Land Securities Group plc, and has worked in finance for over 20 years. Prior to her role at Land Securities Group plc,  Vanessa was CFO of Grainger plc, held a number of senior positions within Unite Group plc, including Deputy Chief Financial Officer, and was UK finance director at SEGRO plc. Vanessa is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has an Executive MBA from Ashridge.

Appointment to the Board:

June 2018

External appointments:

  • Land Securities Group plc (Chief Financial Officer)