Born and educated in Cambridge, Jennie moved to Lincolnshire in 1975, and worked as a primary school teacher for the next 33 years. After taking an early retirement, Jenny joined the Governing Body of the Queen Elizabeth High School in the early 2000s, and represented the school on the Education Committee at Lincolnshire County Council.
Jennie has been Chair of Standards for a number of years and has been involved with appraisals, complaints and new appointments, as well as the day-to-day running of a large high school. She also worked as a Volunteer at Lindsey Lodge Hospice in Scunthorpe for 6 years as a receptionist which necessitated excellent people skills.
Jennie joined Lincolnshire Football Association as an Independent non-executive Board Member in 2018, and despite the hurdles introduced by the pandemic, has support the Association to progress and improve in the last 3 years. In this time, Jennie has been involved with the Youth Council and has a particular interest in Equality and Inclusion. Along with her passion for football, she supports Lincoln City and Liverpool FC.
Jennie is always respectful and works to set high standards for herself and those around her. Despite limited experience in grassroots football, Jennie is keen to expand her knowledge of this side of the game, and has been involved as a regional discipline member for over 6 months. Her particular interests are in the disciplinary process and engaging with young people.