Jacky is an education professional who is passionate about enabling young people to achieve their potential. She has worked in the education sector for more than 40 years, holding senior positions in schools, in local government, including as Director of Education and Arts in Kensington and Chelsea, Brent and Wokingham, and nationally, as Director with the Teacher Training Agency and more recently as an adviser to central government.

Jacky has been Chair of a Community Interest Company, Chair of Governors in an Academy and a Charity Trustee, and has considerable interest and expertise in governance. She joined Chickenshed Theatre Trust on 14 March 2019.