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Trustee - Vanessa Dacres

Vanessa has over ten years‘ experience in the Financial Services industry, dealing with the financial markets and commodities across developed and emerging markets worldwide. Her main expertise is centred around Anti -Money Laundering (AML) and due diligence, which she specialised in following the completion of a BA (Hons) in Criminology at the University of Greenwich, London. 

More recently, she has embarked on specialising in Technology Risk and Cyber Security, where she focuses on Technology Governance such as Frameworks, Risks and Artificial Intelligence.

Vanessa has been a member of the Trust board since Oct 2023, where she applies her experience and knowledge of the Financial Services industry - particularly governance. 

Vanessa’s commitment to youth development is evident from her early involvement in Southwark Youth Council, and this, amongst other reasons, is the main driver for her becoming a trustee. Vanessa is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Vanessa lives in Purley and is married with two young boys.  She balances family life with her passion for football, culinary experiences and regular trips to her home town of Lisbon, Portugal.