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Jessica Bratty, Principal

Jessica has more than a decade of experience working with diverse interests helping to build relationships and partnerships, identify common ground and resolve conflicts arising from resource management, governance and sustainability issues in Canada and abroad.  She has given leadership and professionalism to a wide range of complex fisheries, water use, mining and oil and gas related projects.  Jessica has led the development and management of programs in Aboriginal relationships and sustainable fisheries at a leading Canadian not-for-profit organization.

Jessica is an experienced trainer and lecturer in the field of governance, collaboration and sustainability, conducting strategic planning and implementing capacity building programs on community engagement and Board governance for private sector and civil society organizations in Canada and abroad.  She co-leads programs on collaborative governance in fisheries and is a visiting lecturer on negotiation and collaboration strategies in the graduate business diploma and Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership programs at Simon Fraser University.  She has lived and worked in this field in South Africa and South-East Asia and holds a Master of Science in Resource Management and Environmental Science.  Jessica has worked professionally as a biologist with expertise and publications in fisheries assessment and ecology.   In 2008, Jessica became an Associate with The CSE Group, a professional affiliation of independent practitioners well recognized as leaders in the field of sustainability and conflict resolution.