Vanessa Rhazali

Head of Fundraising and Communications

Vanessa Rhazali

Just knowing that we are providing some direct and tangible comfort to bereaved parents at their critical time of loss is hugely rewarding.”


Vanessa joined Simba in November 2022, bringing with her over 25 years’ experience working with UK charities, most recently with Age Scotland, Alzheimer Scotland and Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, all in senior fundraising and communications roles.

With a Diploma in Fundraising Management, Vanessa is a proud fundraiser who enjoys supporting and developing first class teams, growing sustainable income and raising vital awareness for the causes closest to her heart.

Vanessa lives in West Lothian with husband Sam, and they have two wonderful grown up sons Adam and Joe (who have grown up volunteering at fundraising events in the rain, hail, snow and sun!)