Sophie Jessop

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

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

Most recently Sophie has worked within three large cross-organisational change programmes at Fire and Emergency NZ, where she was responsible for analysis, development and execution of programme deliverables.

The Fire and Emergency NZ role also included preparing reports and developing improved processes for Senior Executives, the Executive Leadership Team and the Board. This included requirements gathering and evaluation, process mapping and procedure design, impact assessment, and options analysis.

Sophie also engaged with stakeholders across Fire and Emergency NZ to gain their support and commitment to deliver the programmes. Sophie brings a Te Ao Māori lens to her work, having supported the Fire and Emergency NZ Pou Takawaenga Māori / Māori Liaison team in the design of a Māori outcomes programme.

Sophie also has extensive experience in operating and growing small businesses. Her multidisciplinary background and experience with stakeholders enables her to see things from different perspectives, helping her to achieve creative and effective solutions for clients.

Sophie has a Bachelor of Commerce in Management and International Business, and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Spanish, both from the University of Auckland