Jessica joined the PSO Board in October 2019. Jessica is a Professor of Law and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Humanities at the University of Otago. She teaches and researches in trusts, contract and commercial law. She has experience in not-for-profit governance, and currently sits on the boards of Knox College and Salmond College Incorporated (residential halls in Dunedin), and Laidlaw College (national theological college).
Jessica lives in Dunedin with her husband and four young children.