As Global Head of Public Affairs, Vanora provides strategic leadership and stewardship in building relations between internal and external stakeholders across Waystone’s global footprint.
Previous experience at Waystone includes her role as Executive Director within the Relationship Management and Client Solutions Team in Waystone Management Company (IE) Ltd., where she provided corporate governance advice to build and develop business relationships including the design and implementation of fund structuring, internal controls, and operating procedures associated with regulated and unregulated European and local investment funds.
Vanora has over 20 years’ experience in UCITS, AIFMD, and alternative investment vehicles and brings with her a background in legal, investment management, and client relationship management with over six years spent at Fidelity Worldwide Investment in Dublin, servicing corporates, banks, pension funds and financial institutions. Vanora previously served as a stockbroker with Cantor Fitzgerald and as an FCA-regulated advisor at Lehman Brothers, and with UBS Private Banking in London.
Vanora is appointed to Irish Funds Council and is ex Vice Chairperson of the Irish Funds Marketing and Promotions Steering Group, is a Co Vice Chairperson of 100 Women in Finance in Ireland with responsibility for the input to the Irish Government’s ‘Ireland for Finance’ Action Plan, and is on the committee of the Green Team Network.
Vanora is a qualified solicitor and is a member of the Law Society of Ireland where she also holds a diploma in Investment Funds & Compliance.
Vanora studied Business Economics and Social Studies (BESS) at Trinity College Dublin with business French. As part of her degree, Vanora spent a year at the EM Strasbourg Business School, a Grande Ecole in Strasbourg, France. Vanora also holds a Master’s degree in Business and Economics from Trinity College Dublin.