Jackie is currently Chair of the Board at the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, UK's first open innovation biomedical campus.
She is also a Board Director at BenevolentAI and has over thirty years of experience in the bioscience research sector, working across academia and industry, including leading neurology and gastrointestinal drug discovery and early clinical development for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). BenevolentAI is a British-held company using AI to augment the research capabilities of drug scientists, radically changing the way R&D is done.
Before joining BenevolentAI, Jackie was Chief Executive of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). She has been recognised by Forbes Magazine as one of the Top 20 Women Advancing AI Research and named in MedicineMaker’s Power List 100 for 2019. She is a member of the Biomedical Board for A*Star in Singapore, the Science Advisory Board for the Data Science Institute at Imperial College London, a Board Director of the UK BioIndustry Association and recently joined the Technology Advisory Board for British Petroleum plc. She is also a visiting Professor at Imperial College and at St George’s Hospital Medical School. She has held Non-Executive Board positions for both private and public companies.