Jackson has spent more than 15 years working in non-for-profit and community organisations. This includes 12.5 years with Tennis Australia, three years with the Australian Football League (AFL) and time with the Australian Sports Commission. He has also been actively involved with the Trish MS Research Foundation, The Salvation Army, Set Free Care, and several other charities.
After sport, Jackson moved into local and state government roles, supporting several state politicians and local councillors in their community work and media engagement. More recently, Jackson has been leading the policy and strategic engagement efforts at Q Shelter, Queensland’s peak body for housing and homelessness services.
Jackson has a Master’s in Business Administration (SCU), several accreditations from the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and studied politics and policy at Deakin University.
In addition to sitting on the Common Ground Gold Coast Board, he is an executive committee member of National Shelter, advisory board member at Collective Leisure, and a mentor to young people at the Gold Coast Youth Service.