After graduating from Trinity College Cambridge, Venetia joined Banque Paribas Capital Markets and then went on to Baring Brothers. She joined C. Hoare & Co. in 1991 and was appointed the bank's first female Partner in October 1996. Within the bank she has responsibility for banking and treasury, and works closely with the customer Relationship Managers.
Venetia has a number of charitable interests and is a trustee of Key4Life.
She spends her weekends with her family in Somerset enjoying a complete contrast to city life.