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Jackie Baker - Future Proof Learning

Jackie Baker



  • Professional Certificate in Management (Open University)
  • BSc Hons (Open: Business & Management)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Banking in Scotland
  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Banking
  • BA Hons Geography

Having followed the traditional route from school into university and gaining an honours degree in Geography with Economics, Maths & Statistics, I embarked on various management careers in retail, financial services, IT and recruitment.

After 20 years of working for the Open University, my last post being Head of Business Development (Scotland and Ireland), I took early retirement and am currently a portfolio worker – I am Business Development Manager for Future Proof Learning, I head up a community team in Glasgow East & Lanarkshire for the Co-op Group and I am a Board Trustee for Larkhall & District Volunteer Group.

I am very lucky to be able to spend my time with organisations like Future Proof Learning who are doing great work, building on my passions of education, learning and development and all things community.

How do you like to relax?

I love books, tea and music and walking my dogs, preferably by the sea.

Do you have any pets?

3 dogs: a Westie, a sausage dog and a Jack Russell.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Chocolate, peanut butter, avocado on toast and Doritos.

My Specialisms

  • Business development
  • Relationship management
  • Partnership and collaborative working
  • Learning and development
  • Project management