Jackie has over 25 years’ experience in Information Technology in the Manufacturing, Brewing and Pubs and Sports and Leisure sectors, working initially as a technical developer before moving into Business Analysis and Systems implementation. As Head of IT for Pubmaster Limited, one of the UK’s leading pub management companies of the 1990s, Jackie was responsible for the successful integration of over £2bn of company acquisitions and disposals, which characterised the industry at that time. More recently, Jackie worked on CRM and Ticketing projects for Wembley Stadium and Manchester City FC.
In her younger years, Jackie was a keen amateur figure skater, winning several Northern Regional titles and competing to British Junior standard. After hanging up her competitive blades, she spent a number of years teaching, and also produced and directed several Christmas shows with the local skating club. Nowadays, Jackie’s interest in sport is more as a spectator, particularly of football, Formula 1 and tennis.