Jessica Fleming IAEMA has been working as a Natural Scientist for almost 30 years, mostly focussing on environmental protection but also as a Geologist. She is an Associate member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and is qualified in Botany and Geology and with some legal training. She spent almost 20years in Colorado, USA where she gained a 2nd degree in Geology and worked in the oil and gas industry. For a geologist Colorado was paradise, but she needed to change direction in the 1980s and began consulting work, first for the Environmental Protection Agency (great work tracking down environmental crimes and finding those responsible) and then working on environmental programmes for the Department of Defence and other clients.
For the past 10 years she has worked in East Anglia mostly in planning and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for The Landscape Partnership in Norwich. She was recently been elected as a County Councillor in Suffolk where her responsibilities include Environment, Waste and Communities and she sits on the planning committee.