Vanessa De Nardi

Brand Leader

Upon graduating from The University of Bristol with a BA(Hons) in Historical Studies, Vanessa project managed large scale experiential campaigns as marketing executive for L’Oréal’s Professional Products Division.

Curious to broaden her horizons, Vanessa moved from the luxury sector to an FMCG focus joining pioneering, multi-award winning branding agency, BrandOpus. Here she worked on significant international accounts including Twinings, Belvedere and MoneyCorp, while leading new business development.

In 2015, Vanessa joined Luxury Branding, a luxury consulting firm specialised in devising inspirational and effective brand strategy. As a Senior Consultant, Vanessa has advised a roster of leading hospitality brands globally including Belmond, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, LUX* Resorts & Hotels, Villa Hotels & Resorts, Macdonald Hotels and AB Hotels, as well as leading destination development projects in Tuscany and Porto.

With strong commercial acumen, Vanessa identified the latent opportunity for an elevated hospitality experience at the heart of Prosecco DOCG and introduced the Villa Vendri project into Kingham Leigh, which is located in her father’s homeland.