Vanessa Keenan is the former Commercial Director at The Goodwood Group, heading up the Sponsorship Sales team that is responsible for delivering the Sponsorship Sales and Sporting Membership revenue and creating a multi-faceted partnership strategy that delivers a multi-million pound annual sponsorship budget. Vanessa started her career with The Goodwood Group in 2013 as an Account Director and Consultant and then became Head of Partnerships in 2015.
Prior to joining Goodwood, Vanessa spent six years at Digital Cream, where she was a CMO Consultant, responsible for their PR & Marketing.
Previously, Vanessa managed all Corporate Communications for Mohamed Al-Fayed's businesses and charitable associations, including Harrods, Fulham Football Club, Harrods Charities and also Al Fayed's personal Corporate Communications.
Vanessa is Founder and Board Member of Lodsworth Local Care which offers community transport services to residents of Lodsworth Parish, assisting with travel to and from medical/dental appointments, collecting prescriptions and other short term assistance. She has served as Chairwoman of Highfield Prep School in Liphook and on the Executive Committee of Clifton College, Bristol.
A graduate of Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, Vanessa earned a BA (Honours) degree in English Literature and Media Studies.