Jessica is a strategist specialising in digital trust, cybersecurity and governance, and the role of tech in civil society.
She advises UK government on technology and policy issues relating to cybersecurity and online safety, and works with technology companies on strategy and leadership. She is a sought-after speaker and commentator, and was named one of Computer Weekly’s Most Influential Women in UK Tech (2022 and 2021) and a Women in IT Awards finalist (2022).
Previously Jessica led multi-million pound research and data programmes for companies including Dods, GlobalData and Ovum. She has published extensive research on the application of emerging technologies across government, telecoms and other regulated industries, and has advised senior executives in large established tech companies as well as many VC-backed scaleups.
Jessica is Vice Chair of the Board and a founding trustee at the UK Cyber Security Council. Between 2017-2021 she was Chair of the Board at NCT, the UK’s largest charity for parents. She is a passionate advocate for social justice and inclusivity, with a practical track record participating in and leading civil society projects, and equality and diversity having led initiatives at scale.