Director, Climate (Food & Forests)
Jess oversees the Climate team’s work on land use and food systems. Jess joined CIFF in 2019 from the UK Government, where she held roles including Head of Carbon Trading (Department for Business and Energy); Head of Energy (HM Treasury); and Chief of Staff to the Energy Minister (Department for Energy and Climate Change). Prior to joining the UK Government, she spent seven years working with vulnerable countries on the intersection between climate change and development, including roles with the United Nations Development Program in Nepal, and the International Institute of Environment and Development in the UK, Bangladesh and Nepal.
She holds a PhD in International Climate Change and Development (LSE/ICCCAD); and MSc’s in both International Development and Public Policy (both LSE).