Publishing Director, British Vogue
Vanessa Kingori MBE has worked for media publishing house, Conde Nast UK, for 9 years.
In September 2017, she was appointed Publishing Director of all British Vogue platforms. This makes Vanessa the first female publisher of the company's flagship brand in its over 100-year history.
In March 2015, she was appointed Publisher of British GQ across all platforms. Again, marking several firsts for the company.
Since her appointment in 2015, Vanessa has given particular focus to building GQ’s digital fortunes whilst simultaneously growing and maintaining the print elements of the GQ Portfolio.
2016 marked her first full year as Publisher and GQ’s most successful year of revenue generation of the last decade. After significant changes in management, restructuring her largely print heritage team, digital revenue performance peaked, up 115% year on year.
Vanessa has a keen interest in youth development and in her role as Visiting Fellow at the University of the Arts London; Vanessa supports students through panel discussions, project evaluations and mentoring.
Vanessa's extensive networks saw her listed as one of the UK's 20 Most Influential Black Britons under 40 in 2013 by the Powerlist magazine. This was elevated to one of the UK's overall Most Influential Black Briton’s on the 2016, 2017 and 2018 lists.
Vanessa was awarded an MBE on the Queen's 90th Birthday Honors Lists, 2016. In the same year she was awarded 2016's 'Leader in Luxury' at the Walpole British Luxury awards.
In July 2018, Vanessa was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from UAL and was placed onto The Female FTSE Board Report 2018 - 100 Women to Watch list.