Jess joined ACA-UK in May 2014, and was invited to join the Board in September 2014. She served as Social Media Manager of ACA-UK from September 2014 – June 2019. She has since been asked back to serve on the Board as Membership Liaison from April 2021.
Jess has over 14 years’ experience as an Executive / Personal Assistant in both Celebrity & UHNWI Private Offices & Households, and International Corps in a range of industries, from the BBC News, to music, television, luxury travel with Belmond, musical theatre & productions as Private PA to Lord & Lady Lloyd Webber in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Private Office, and Private PA to and in Simon Cowell’s Private Office.
Jess joined WPP in January 2018 as EA & Global WPP Unilever Team Manager, supporting the GCL and the account’s central leadership, whilst liaising with all global Agency & Regional Leads across 20+ countries worldwide, and the local markets and teams. She has helped create WPP Unite!, WPP’s soon to be Global LGBTQ+ ERG, and is a member of the WPP Unite! UK Committee. Feminist, WPP Roots ally, BLM & BIPOC ally, tech enthusiast, and Mental Health advocate & ally.
She also has over 8 years of experience in running the promotions & social media side of a live music & spoken word events company, OneTaste, with weekly & monthly events, one off sell-out events at London’s KOKO & Jazz Cafe, 3 Festival Tours, and 8 stand-alone OneTaste Festivals, with talented artists such as Newton Faulkner, Portico, Bridgette Amofah, Nick Mulvey, Kae Tempest, Jamie Woon, Little Dragon, Fiona Bevan, Laura Dockrill, Musa Okwonga, Jono McCleery, Foy Vance, ESKA, and so many more.
She devours books when she gets a few minutes of calm, and loves to travel throughout the UK and internationally; loves a good road trip! Incredible researching skills & laser-beam eyeballs for proof-reading. Great sense of humour, loyal, team player, big picture thinker with strategic skills to bring together big / small projects, compassionate, empathetic, supportive, and that ‘can do’ attitude everyone demands.
1st Class w/ Honours, BA degrees in Media Studies, and Print Journalism, from University of Westminster (2003 – 2006). Finalist (Top 6) in the Executive PA Magazine’s ‘PA of the Year Award 2014’, and previously shortlisted (Top 20) for the Executive PA Magazine | Hays PA of the Year Award in 2012 and also 2013.