Vanessa Simms, Non-Executive Director

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

Vanessa has extensive experience in senior finance roles across several different industries, including real estate, telecommunications and medical devices. She is currently CFO of Land Securities Group plc and has worked in finance for over 20 years. She was previously CFO of Grainger plc. Prior to that Vanessa 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 Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Her broad and varied experience in finance is invaluable in her role as Chair of the Audit Committee.

Appointment to the Board:

  • 19 June 2018

Committee membership:

  • Audit (Chair), Remuneration and Nomination Committee

External appointments:

  • Grainger plc (Chief Financial Officer)