Jessica leads the development of a long-term strategy across Government for the progressive adoption of self-driving vehicles and realisation of the significant societal benefits of Connected and Automated Mobility. She is also supporting the implementation of the regulatory changes recommended in the Law Commissions’ Automated Vehicles report, for which she was lead lawyer from 2018 to 2022. At the Law Commission Jessica also worked on consumer protection and ride-hailing reform. She is a member of the UNECE’s informal group of experts on automated driving (IGEAD) for working party 1. Before joining the civil service, Jessica was a lecturer in Law at Durham University and an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York and London. She graduated with a BA in Law from Churchill College, Cambridge University and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.