Jessica Arnold

National Manager, Risk and Resilience

Jessica’s role as National Manager, Risk and Resilience will support the Emergency Response area and explore business transformation opportunities to position PHA to deliver the next company strategy 2022–27.

Jessica’s experience extends across biosecurity, incident response, crisis management and risk management disciplines where she has led the capability development, response and recovery to significant incidents that have underpinned sustainable economic development for the agricultural sector of Australia. Jessica is well-versed in the priorities and directions of Australian agriculture, and has an excellent network across state, territory and Australian governments and industry, particularly in northern Australia.

She has also had experience as Incident Controller of the National Citrus Canker Eradication Program, been involved in numerous natural disaster responses and was recently the State Planning Manager of the NT Covid-19 response. She has a degree in Emergency Management and is a level 2 Incident Controller.

Jessica’s most recent role has been as the Director of Emergency Management and WHS where she managed multiple emergency functional areas of the NT government including biosecurity, animal welfare and critical goods and services.