Jannine Jackson has been appointed as the new National Director of Frontier Services.
Jannine comes to the National Director’s role with extensive experience in senior management, fundraising and marketing in the faith and non-profit sectors, both in New South Wales and nationally.
Jannine’s background includes the McGrath Foundation, Arthritis and Osteoporosis NSW, the Australian Red Cross, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Mission Australia. She is a member of Toongabbie Anglican Church in Sydney’s west.
“I’m very excited to be starting with Frontier Services” said Jannine about her new role. “I’m inspired by the work of the patrol ministers, and how Frontier Services adds to the social fabric of remote areas.”
Given the decline of regional and remote towns the need for patrol ministry to provide support and connection is even more important, said Jannine.
“I grew up in country towns, with both sets of grandparents on the land. I understand the importance of community and staying connected. ‘Love thy neighbour’ is essential for survival in the bush.”
“I’m impressed how Outback Links offers help in a practical way, giving people from cities a better idea of the distance and space of the outback, while helping people who are having a hard time.”
Jannine has also experienced other parts of the outback, on one trip travelling from Broome down the Gibb River Road through Tennant Creek then up to Darwin. It was just after the wet season had ended so the roads were barely visible in parts.
Jannine lives with her family in outer Sydney, where she owns several horses, a dog and some chooks. Jannine competes in dressage and her favourite horse is an Irish Sport Horse named Finnegan. Recently added to the ‘herd’ is a young horse named Pippi, which will be trained up and eventually replace Finnegan on the dressage circuit.