Jacqueline has been driving strategy, innovation and sustainable transformations in agri-food since 1995 when she switched from being an accountant with Ernst and Young into an agile innovator.
Today, Jacqueline is an Agri-Food Innovation Strategist, with international experience having held senior executive roles with McCormick, Gourmet Garden, Mondelez-Kraft Foods, Constellation Brands, Hardy Wine Company and Buderim Ginger.
In addition, Jacqueline is Co-founder and retired Chair of FAN, Independent Non-Executive Director for Food Agility CRC, Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of Strategy Committee for Traveller's Choice, member of Agrifutures Rural Women's Award and Alumni Advisory Panel, the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation's Circular Working Group, QLD's Manufacturing Ministerial Committee and QLD's Department of Agriculture and Fisheries independent panel for strategy.
To nurture creative thinking, Jacqueline with husband James and their teenaged children run a family art farm business, which includes the Black Plum Art Shed Airbnb, art studio and creative workshops. In 2017, Jacqueline was the Queensland recipient of the AgriFuture’s Rural Woman’s Award for her innovative contributions to food and agriculture spanning 25 years.