Operating at board level, Jo draws on her unique professional and personal experience as a corporate lawyer, HR director, management consultant and executive coach in working with a range of a diverse range of organisations in professional service firms, consultancy and not-for-profit.
Jo has held senior positions in Arthur Andersen, Eversheds, DLA Piper, BDO and Bircham Dyson Bell LLP. Her people strategy enabled BDO, the UK’s 5th largest accountancy network, to achieve a Top 20 ranking in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies. As an experienced executive coach, Jo is passionate about working with firms to create inclusive cultures, and coaching women and BAME professionals who are underrepresented at senior levels to develop the strategies that they need to survive and make it into senior positions. The second edition of Jo’s book, “How to Make Partner and Still Have a Life” has recently been published.
Jo’s qualifications include an MSc in HR Management, Master Practitioner in the Art of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and accredited executive coach.