After graduating in business studies, Jilly spent 13 successful years with IPC Magazines, where she progressed to director level. Upon leaving IPC, she moved to Wiltshire and qualified to teach economics and business at GCSE and A-level. Jilly worked in both the state and private sectors for 10 years, and introduced enterprise programmes in all her schools. During this time, she developed a proven record of raising pupil achievement and attainment at entry level, GCSE, and A-level.
Jilly has subsequently held the position of vice chair of governors at a school for pupils with autism and complex needs. This role has equipped her with an in-depth knowledge of the special schools sector, multi-academy trusts, school governance, and working with local authorities.
Outside of work, Jilly generously gives her free time to a charity that improves literacy in primary schools. She is also a trained florist, and runs her own floristry business.
Jilly brings a great deal of experience, both in education and business, to the board of trustees. She possesses extensive management experience in the commercial and education sectors as well as comprehensive expertise in the pastoral care of sixth form pupils and supporting progression into further and higher education.