Vanessa Roberts

Head of Strategy & Responsible Business, Leeds Building Society

Vanessa is a strategist and ESG professional who specialises in working with purpose-driven organisations looking to create a positive impact on customers, communities and climate change.  She gets her energy from working with professionals and corporates to build their strategic-thinking muscles and craft strategies that identify opportunities,  drive growth… and create positive impact.  Vanessa is currently leading on Strategy, ESG and Innovation & Investments at Leeds Building Society and has previously worked across Strategy and M&A at Aviva, Deloitte Corporate Finance and Santander.  She is also Chair of Shine21 – a charity which supports families and children with Down’s Syndrome.