Jennie has been working in the not for profit sector since 1987 following three years in the wine trade in London.  She studied as a Chartered Company Secretary in her 30s and has used this qualification ever since, both from a legal point of view and accountancy.

She has worked with Marie Curie Cancer Care as their South West Regional Manager for twelve years and then as Director of Fundraising and Acting Chief Executive for Dorothy House Hospice Care near Bath for five years.

She has run her own Charity Consultancy since 1986 and worked for a wide variety of not for profit organisations during that time. She is currently Chairman of Mind in Somerset.

She was Governor of Yeovil District Hospital for three years in the past and now wishes to see the obvious improved changes in the hospital go from strength to strength.  Mental health is a key area of interest for Jennie.