Vanessa joined Control Union (UK) in 2018, as Business Development Manager for Textiles. Promoting Control Union’s auditing and certification services and transparency projects across the sector. With over 18 years’ experience she has a wealth of commercial fashion and specialist sustainability experience.
Vanessa originally trained in design and product development specialising in menswear tailoring. Following working in a range of commercial roles, she moved into the sustainability sector in 2006. Working at the Fairtrade Foundation to build the market for Fairtrade Cotton and Fairtrade Textiles. Then going on to lead business development for Historic Futures’ online traceability system String3.
She is creative and innovative in her approach and is accomplished at leading projects across diverse stakeholder groups both at national and international levels.