PricewaterhouseCoopers has appointed Jessica Shannon as Global Leader of its Government & Public Services practice. Jessica is a partner in PwC Ghana where she leads large-scale and transformative donor-financed projects across the Africa region.
Governments around the world face many complex issues and are constantly challenged to deliver public services in the most efficient way. We combine our domestic and global expertise to solve complex business issues and deliver innovative solutions.
She also leads PwC’s World Bank Group portfolio, working with teams in more than 70 countries around the world to address pressing development challenges.
Jessica has a long history of supporting G&PS clients of diverse size and scale to navigate complex problems, previously serving in various leadership capacities in the US and in the Caribbean. As part of PwC’s Global Crisis Centre, she led a deployed team of professionals from West Africa, United States, and United Kingdom throughout the Ebola epidemic.
She has also been extensively involved with the COVID-19 pandemic response, as well as critical climate change initiatives.
In her global role, Jessica leads the G&PS practice team, which advises clients in local, regional, national and global government and public service entities across a range of areas, including defence, security, digital government, education, international development, cities and local government, and public finance.
The practice has around 12000 professionals worldwide.
Jessica earned a bachelor of science degree in finance and international business at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and a master of business administration degree from Harvard Business School. She joined PwC United States in 2014.