Jessica has a background in business development, starting her career at News International and IPC Media where she established a reputation for innovative multi-platform campaigns. A decade ago she moved into the charitable sector, initially supporting the Big Lottery Fund with their UK wide public consultation before working closely with the UK funding committee to re-invigorate their multi-million pound public engagement grant portfolio. Jessica has sought out leadership roles for organisations that support and enable, and has a great deal of empathy with beneficiaries.
Jessica is currently the CEO of the British Gas Energy Trust. The Trust provides direct relief from energy debt, and support for lower income individuals and families. Jessica was previously Chief Executive of Treloar Trust, the UK’s leading centre for physically disabled children and young people. Jessica’s previous CEO roles have been at UK wide youth charities vInspired, the legacy youth volunteering charity & Regional Delivery partner (RDP) for National Citizens Service for North East which, through a network of 13 Local Delivery Partners, the programme supported over 10,000 young people. Prior to that, Jessica was CEO at Get Connected, where she led the organisation into a successful merger to create The Mix, now one of the UK’s leading digital support and helpline service for young people.