Jacob has extensive experience in operations and campaigning, with over ten years’ experience in professional politics and grassroots campaigning.
Before working at Equality Australia Jacob worked for federal MPs in Canberra, where he managed local campaigns in the 2016 and 2019 federal elections. During the campaign for marriage equality, he became the ACT director of the ‘yes’ campaign recording the highest ‘yes’ vote in the country.
From that role he went on to lead the creation of Canberra’s annual pride street festival, Yes!Fest, which now takes place on the anniversary of the marriage survey every year. Jacob is an out and proud HIV+ gay man and is actively involved in HIV and other BBV advocacy.