Once professional triathlete, now professional artist, Vanessa achieved 8 top ten positions and won 3 medals between 2006 and 2010 after taking part in 26 ITU competitions. Away from sport, Vanessa uses her degree in Fine Art and passion as an artist to paint - many of which go on to be sold for charity, raising thousands.

Vanessa is a keen supporter of Access Sport’s Tri-3-Sportz Project which seeks to provide disadvantaged children and young people with a physical literacy in swimming, cycling and running. Vanessa has also supported the Annual Dinner and previously provided her artwork for the auction.