Vanessa is a well-respected and trusted leader in New Zealand’s finance and legal industries. She holds a law degree with first class honours from the University of Otago and is currently General Counsel at Kiwi Wealth. Previously, she was the Head of Corporate Legal at the Financial Markets Authority (FMA). Vanessa has a keen interest in innovation and using technology to find solutions to difficult problems. Outside of work, she is an energetic mother of two boys, aged 10 and 13.