Background

Jamie came to Switzerland in 2007, joining the team at BASE, to manage the design, establishment and initial operation of the UNEP Sustainable Energy Finance Alliance (SEF Alliance).  Under the remit of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), this was the first convening body in the international system for public finance agencies in the clean energy sector.  After its formal launch in 2008, Jamie served as Head of Secretariat for the first three years of SEF Alliance operations before establishing J. Brown Consulting in Basel.

Jamie received the U.S. Presidential Scholar's medallion from Bill Clinton in 1999.  She holds an MSc with Distinction in Development Management from the London School of Economics and a BA Summa Cum Laude in International Development and Music from Tulane University in New Orleans.  She received the University of Oxford's St. Hilda's College Prize in 2001 for work in music and the New Orleans Mayoral Fellowship in 2003.

Jamie has over ten years' experience living in developing countries - primarily Kenya, Honduras and Guatemala.  She worked for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Nicaragua on environmental impact mitigation after Hurricane Mitch, and in Colombia on local governance and democracy building.  She later worked in international trade and small business development for the New Orleans Mayor's Office and, immediately prior to arriving in Switzerland, for an equity investment company in London that finances PFI health infrastructure for the UK government (UME).