Jackie's business career started over three decades ago, having graduated from the Michael Smurfit Business School. Her career developed rapidly and then progressed to sales and Business Development Director in Gunne Residential where she has worked for 19 years. She has a keen focus on problem solving, strategic planning ad implementing change. Jakie is an active supporter of the arts and is a member of the Dublin Theatre Festival, Wexford Opera Festival and proud to be a founding member of Irish National Opera. She is enthusiastic about volunteering her time and fundraising to support various arts organisations achieve their ambitions.