Vanessa is the Head of Talent Acquisition at Leathwaite, responsible for hiring from Graduate to Partner level and everything in between. She joined Leathwaite in 2021, bringing with her eight years of recruitment experience. Prior to Leathwaite, Vanessa worked for boutique executive search firms in New Zealand and the UK, in addition to spending five years with Korn Ferry, both in an executive search capacity and across internal recruitment for Australia, New Zealand and the APAC region. She is passionate about engaging with top talent in the marketplace who hold a close cultural alignment to Leathwaite’s values.
Vanessa graduated with a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Genetics) and a Bachelor of Business Studies (majoring in Communication Management) from Massey University in New Zealand. She is a 2005 Massey Scholar and also has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Business.