Dame Jacqueline joined London North West Healthcare NHS Trust as Chief Executive in April 2015. Prior to this appointment, Jacqueline spent six years as Chief Executive at West Middlesex University Hospital after serving as Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations & Nursing at King’s College Hospital.
Initially qualifying as a nurse, Jacqueline held a variety of posts including Theatre Sister at the Royal Free Hospital and Senior Nurse for Acute Services at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, before being appointed Deputy Director of Nursing at West Lothian NHS Trust.
In 1996, Jacqueline joined King’s College Hospital as Executive Director of Nursing, and in 2001 became their Director of Operations. In 2007 she was appointed Deputy Chief Executive.
Jacqueline was Acting Chief Executive at King’s from May to November 2008, before taking the position of Chief Executive at West Middlesex University Hospital in 2009. During her career Jacqueline spent four years as a member of the Management Executive at the Department of Health at the Scottish Office. She is currently Chair of the London Social Partnership Forum and Senior Responsible Officer for patient safety at Imperial College Health Partners.
In 2004 Jacqueline was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire for services to nursing and the NHS.