Verity spent 9 years as a tax consultant, working for Arthur Andersen, CMS Cameron McKenna and KPMG. She spent the following eight years at the banking group UBS, working as part of the global compensation & benefits team. Being familiar with research and big business, she made a shift into executive research in 2008, and has been working with Research Europe since 2013. Verity speaks fluent German, having spent several years living in Zurich. She holds a BA in Business Studies from Manchester Metropolitan University and a Masters in Environmental Science from Brunel University.