From 2009-2014 Vicky was a member of the European Parliament Industry, Research and Energy Committee and the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee. She led the negotiations on budgetary frameworks, securing the exemption for the UK from EU fiscal rules. She was a lead negotiator on reforms to the regulation of international banking and on Europe's €80 billion Horizon fund for science and research. Before becoming an MEP, she was elected to Local Government in Cambridgeshire.
Prior to becoming involved in politics, Vicky was a managing director of a major international bank. She has been involved in raising money for infrastructure, including roads, railways, telecommunications and electricity networks across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Vicky was born and grew up in Northern Ireland. She read Maths and Economics at Trinity College, Cambridge where she met her husband, who is a cancer consultant at Addenbrookes Hospital. They have three children. Vicky's hobbies include fly fishing, gardening and riding. She plays the piano and clarinet as well as singing in a local choir.