Jess Scully is an advocate for the creative economy and the role of cities in a fair future. She was elected Councillor of the City of Sydney from 2016 and served as Deputy Lord Mayor from 2019 to 2022.
Previously, Jess founded Vivid Ideas, Australia’s largest creative industries event; supported emerging talent through the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards; and transformed public space as an urbanism consultant and public art curator. She has worked as a policy advisor, radio host and magazine editor.
Her first book, Glimpses of Utopia: Real Ideas for a Fairer World, was published by Pantera Press in 2020.