Vanessa Forster

Meet our Trustee: Vanessa Forster

Vanessa is the General Counsel at the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national data science and artificial intelligence research institute.

Vanessa is fascinated about the impact data science has on our society, ethics and healthcare in particular.

Prior to this she worked for over 7 years in the City as a lawyer, first with Allen Overy as a trainee and subsequently with Akin Gump, a large US international law firm, as an associate in its Global Transactions Group. She took up a role in industry as the European Counsel in a US listed technology and engineering multinational. These experiences covered the technology, engineering, and healthcare sectors.

Vanessa has held various board and committee positions including as a trustee for the Tropical Health & Education Trust, and on one of the Law Society’s ED&I Divisions as well as working for the British Counsel.