Jackie has been an active member of RBST for over 10 years and is currently secretary for the Staffordshire Support Group. Now retired, Jackie's professional background is as a Chartered Town Planner, a law-based land-use role that involved advocacy, negotiations with the public, industry, political bodies and statutory undertakers to achieve results and outcomes within timescales and budgets. Much of Jackie's work was based around smallholdings and rural enterprises and included grant applications.