Jacqui Hackwell

Jacqui Hackwell

Appointed as a public governor for the Trust in May 18


I spent many years as a teacher within Further Education and in many roles within the local authority, most recently as Head of the Youth Service and Youth Offending team. Therefore, it is no surprise that I am a keen advocate for young people and their interests.

I now teach young people within Medway within the Adult Education service and at a secondary school.

I have always lived and worked in the Medway Towns, and my two daughters went to local schools. I have been fortunate to travel extensively with my family and due to a previous career as a travel agent. In my spare time I support a local charity in an administration role to offer the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to young people.

Why I became a governor

I have gained a lot of local experience during my time living and working in Medway and I feel that, as a governor, I may be able to help develop relationships between the local community and the Trust,  during a time of change and development. 

What I plan to achieve

As a public representative I want to ensure that the views of the community are sought and listened to.

I am also very keen to support services that serve our elderly community, ensuring that they are able to use the hospital and have a clear pathway which steers them to community support services.

Special interests

  • Member engagement
  • Transformational change