Vanessa Hetherington (she/her) is of Caribbean descent, born and raised in London, UK. She is a chartered quantity surveyor, with over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. She moved to Australia in 2019 and resides on the traditional lands of the Cammeraygal (Gamaragal) people. Vanessa is a Property Industry Foundation Future Leader Committee member and a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors APC Assessor.
Vanessa is currently the grants coordinator for Women of Colour Australia and joined the Fundraising and Grants Committee in 2021. She is passionate about Women of Colour being given the same opportunities as other races and genders so that future generations, including her daughter, have a chance to reach their full potential. Vanessa enjoys travelling in her spare time and has recently started writing poetry.
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