(Founder & Executive Director)
Vanessa Lynch is the founding member of the DNA Project, and has been with the organisation since August 2004. She qualified as an attorney from The University of Cape Town in 1993 and after completing her articles, she worked as a Commercial Attorney in London. On returning from London in 1998, she entered the Corporate World and worked as the Legal Advisor in Smart Card Company which she helped to set up. She left this position in 2005, in order to undertake the DNA Project on a full-time basis. She works on a daily basis from her office in Cape Town and frequently travels to Johannesburg and Pretoria to attend meetings, workshops, presentations and congresses.