Jessica is part-time Director of the Gender and Development Network and a freelance advocacy consultant, specialising in research, facilitation and strategy development. Before becoming Director of GADN she held the post of Chair with the network for three years. Over the last 20 years Jessica has held a variety of advocacy posts in the international development sector. These included Director of Policy and Campaigns at ActionAid UK, Head of Policy and Campaigns at the World Development Movement and Head of Campaigns at Christian Aid.
Throughout her career she has focused on both women’s rights and economic justice issues.
As Head of Campaigns at the Fawcett Society, Jessica also campaigned for gender equality in the UK.