Vanessa first moved to Bendigo after completing school in Rochester in 1991, to continue her education and then employment in Bendigo. Since then, Vanessa has lived in the SDCE catchment and has been living in Strathfieldsaye for the past 3 years. Vanessa is a director and Regional CFO of Villawood Properties, a national developer which started in Bendigo 33 years ago. Her passion for building livable communities through development has now partnered with SDCE. They both share the goal to have healthy, vibrant, engaged communities, she also has a long-standing relationship with the Bendigo Bank. Vanessa is very excited to be a part of the board, she looks to strengthen the partnership with all our sponsors to secure the commitment to assisting the community.