Jessica holds responsibility to develop and deliver the Connect Fund for the Barrow Cadbury Trust, in partnership with the Access Foundation. As Fund Manager she manages a portfolio of grants to strengthen and diversify the social investment market.
Jessica has experience in social investment, community finance and grant-making, having worked in leadership roles across social enterprises and charitable trusts in the UK and abroad for the past 15 years. Previous roles include Director of the Tellus Mater Foundation and Head of Access to Finance at the New Economics Foundation. Early in her career, Jessica worked in investment banking at Merrill Lynch in New York and London. Jessica has served as a trustee for several small charities and early-stage social enterprises, and is currently Chair of Hatch Enterprise, a social enterprise incubator in South London.