“Jessica is Executive Chairman of The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S), established by The Prince of Wales to “help ensure that we are not battling to meet 21st Century problems with what are, at best, 20th Century decision-making and reporting systems”. While at A4S, Jessica has been responsible for establishing and running the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) during its first 18 months, as well as establishing A4S’s CFO Leadership Network and engagement with the capital markets. Previously, Jessica held a number of roles at PwC, most recently leading global activities around integrated reporting. She has worked with a wide range of companies, governments, investors and not-for-profit organizations to help them integrate sustainability into core business processes and activities. She has extensive experience developing capability frameworks and designing training courses on a range of topics.
Jessica is co-editor of a book comprising case studies on ‘integrated reporting’ and ‘integrated thinking’ by leading academics published in June 2010, “Accounting for Sustainability: Practical Insights”. She is a member of the IIRC’s Board of Directors and Deputy Chairman of its Working Group, a member of the UK Treasury’s Sustainability Reporting Steering Committee, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy’s Sustainability Committee and the European Commission’s Expert Group on Non-Financial Disclosure.
Jessica is a chartered accountant, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, has an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.”