Jessie Joe Jacobs

Former Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of women and young people’s charity, A Way Out, with eighteen years leadership experience. Sunday Times social entrepreneur of the year. Co-founder of The Tees Online, The Eclipse and I Love Stockton Me.

After twelve years of leading and developing front line charities and regeneration projects, making a difference in thousands of lives and successfully helping places to thrive, Jessie moved into the political arena and leading change at a local, regional and national level.

Over the last eight years, Jessie has been involved in developing industrial policy, creating jobs, supporting business and workers, improving mental health services, championing the food and drink sector and developing media platforms for people’s voices to be heard.

In 2019, launched a campaign to become Tees Valley Metro Mayor, going up against the incumbent Conservative Mayor, thought to be one of the most significant seats for the government in the North of England.