Jo is the Chief Operating Officer and Interim Executive Leadership Team member for IT & Property.

Initially working in the food industry, Jo moved to children's services in 2003 to run a public health project across the NHS, Local Authority, and the Surestart initiative.  In 2007, she moved to the children's charity, 4Children, where she worked as the National Development Manager. Her role focused on quality and policy across their children's services for children aged 0 to 19. She also held a number of leadership roles in this position.

In 2016, Jo joined Action for Children and has since run a large award-winning childcare group attached to Action for Children. She was also the lead on Airplay Youth Services.

Jo is married to Richard and lives in Yorkshire with her family. In her spare time, Jo is a keen Formula 1 enthusiast and enjoys gardening.