Jess has extensive experience advising Government at the highest levels in relation to the strategic planning, funding, procurement and delivery of complex and high-profile transport projects. As the former Chief of Staff to the Minister for Transport Infrastructure in Victoria, Jess brings particular expertise in government operations and knowledge of a wide range of transport services and infrastructure projects. Jess was involved in the development and delivery of the Victorian State Government’s $60 billion transport infrastructure pipeline.
Jess has worked closely and extensively with state and federal government representatives including Ministers and their private offices. She has experience leading and developing high-performing, cohesive teams under pressure, and working closely and collaboratively with the public service.
Jess’ strategic and government expertise is supported by her previous experience as a lawyer including as a lecturer at Melbourne Law School. As a former local government councillor, she also understands the importance of engaging and maintaining local community support for the delivery of projects big and small.
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