Jackie has more than 35 years experience in business, enterprise and policy development, including a period advising the UK Government’s Small Business Service. Passionate about encouraging more women to start and grow businesses, she was CEO at Wellpark and co-founded Women’s Enterprise Scotland in 2011 . She has been CEO of GrowBiz – in rural Perthshire – since 201 2. Jackie was a member of the Scottish Government’s National Council of Rural Advisers. She was awarded an MBE in 2008 for services to enterprise.