Vannessa Whitehead is a Technical Manager within Risk & Compliance (R&C) at Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA), originally joining as the Global Head of Compliance Monitoring. With over 15 years of experience in Compliance, Vannessa began her career in financial services following a two-week work experience opportunity aged 15 at Citibank. By the end of the period, Vannessa had secured herself a job and has been in financial services ever since!
Outside of Compliance, Vannessa also represents R&C on SLAs Global Inclusion Committee and is the Co-chair of the Unity Network focused on ethnicity and multi-culturalism. Unity’s objective is to see SLAs workforce be representative of the customers, clients and, communities it serves and to provide an environment that attracts, develops, promotes and retains people from all backgrounds. Unity also provides a platform to celebrate cultural traditions through a range of events that are welcome to all.
Vannessa is the daughter to a black Grenadian born mother and white Irish father, sister to two younger brothers, wife to an inspiring and brilliant radio DJ and mother to three wonderful daughters.