Jessica became Chair in June 2017 after being elected to the board by members at the 2016 AGM.
Jessica is an NCT breastfeeding counsellor, former branch co-ordinator and research networker, with a variety of other voluntary roles since joining NCT in 2009. She lives in London with her husband, two daughters and a rabbit.
Jessica's day job is in business intelligence, where she is responsible for a multi-million pound political and policy research programme, a large team of consultants, and the transformation of its underlying digital platforms.
She brings a good deal of business, technology and management experience to the Board, with previous roles including public sector technology adviser, strategy consultant, director at a digital start-up company which built a network for charity CEOs and Trustees, and in public relations. She is a well known public speaker and commentator on technology issues, a Fellow of the RSA and active member of the Association of Chairs.