Jackie was appointed in June 2011, joining from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust where Jackie was chief of quality and standards and chief nurse. Prior to this she was the deputy director of nursing and governance at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Jackie is responsible for the professional leadership of nursing and Allied Health Professionals. Her director role allows her to develop her long standing interest in cancer while addressing improvements in patient safety, patient experience and clinical outcomes. 

Jackie was awarded a Florence Nightingale Leadership Scholarship in 2013 and has used her scholarship to develop and introduce a quality mark for patients undergoing chemotherapy, which was awarded the North West Leadership academy award for innovator of the year. Jackie is the registered nurse governing body member on Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group and is a member of the Health Education England (North) Board. A registered general and mental health nurse, she holds an honours degree in nursing studies and a Masters in management and leadership.