Jessica Fries

Jessica Fries

Executive Chairman

Jessica has overall leadership responsibility for A4S. She sits on the board of the Natural Capital Coalition and was responsible for establishing and running the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), which was initially hosted by A4S. She is a former Deputy Chair of the IIRC Working Group and member of the IIRC Board. Previously, Jessica held a number of roles at PwC, most recently leading global activities around integrated reporting. She has worked with a wide range of companies, governments, investors and not-for-profit organizations to help them integrate sustainability into core business processes and activities.

She has extensive experience developing capability frameworks and designing training courses on a range of topics. Jessica is a chartered accountant, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, has an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.