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Vanessa Barnes biography

Vice President and Member Director

Vanessa Barnes BSc (Hons) FPFS

Chartered Financial Planner

Vanessa Barnes has been an IFA for over 30 years. She spent 10 years with a national IFA before starting her own directly regulated firm in 1996. Vanessa is a chartered financial planner and leads a firm of all female IFAs. Vanessa has long been an advocate for professionalism within the industry, leading by example and encouraging colleagues to take CII exams well ahead of the introduction of regulatory requirements. Vanessa is a founder signatory to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter. She has been profiled in the History of Parliament Trust Vote 100 commemorative album showcasing the achievements of women since they first won the right to vote.