Jenny studied music and psychology at Kingston University as part of a teaching degree course. However, teaching practice in Islington in the late ‘70s was much too frightening so she ditched that plan! She describes her subsequent career path as a series of happy accidents. Five years with the Automobile Association in Twickenham was followed by a couple of years scratching a living as a singer songwriter, doing gigs in clubs and pubs around the Twickenham area. She then joined Haymarket Publishing where she later joined the exhibitions team and it was while organising the very first Autosports International show that she came across BEN, supporting the Charity to run a motorsports memorabilia auction at the exhibition.
Joining BEN in 1993 as Events Manager, Jenny became Director of Welfare in 1998 and later absorbed management of the care centres, becoming Director of Care Services. In the meantime, she had studied to gain foundations in counselling skills and theory and, with the Open University, certificate in Health and Social Care.
Jenny is passionate about the quality of care BEN delivers to its beneficiaries and residents and sees her primary objective as empowering the 400-strong care staff to subscribe to that view.
She enjoys time with family and friends and the Godchildren (as long as she can give them back!) and still sings and writes songs when she has time. She is the nominated BEN Pantomime scriptwriter.