Sophie Jessop

Experienced in programme and change management, research and analysis, Sophie thrives in ambiguous environments and delivers innovative solutions for clients

Sophie joined MartinJenkins in 2019, bringing a personable approach that builds trust and good relationships with diverse clients and stakeholders, to help ensure that change sticks.

With her multidisciplinary background and wide experience with stakeholders, Sophie is able to see things from different perspectives, and this helps her achieve creative and effective solutions for clients.

Sophie brings a Te Ao Māori lens to her work, having supported Fire and Emergency NZ’s Pou Takawaenga Māori / Māori Liaison team in the design of a Māori outcomes programme. She also has extensive experience in operating and growing small businesses.

Examples of Sophie’s work

  • Sophie project-managed the State Services Commission Awards and Recognition Programme. She focused on ensuring key milestones were delivered and she worked with the SSC and key stakeholders to help plan the delivery of the 2020 work programme.

  • She researched good-practice governance arrangements between Councils and their Council-controlled organisations, as part of an independent review for Timaru District Council.

  • Before joining MartinJenkins Sophie worked within three large cross-organisational change programmes at Fire and Emergency NZ. There she was responsible for analysis, development and execution of programme deliverables; this included developing improved processes and preparing reports for the Executive Leadership Team and the Board.

Sophie’s qualifications

Sophie has a BComm in Management and International Business, and a BA in History and Spanish, both from the University of Auckland.