About Jo


“Jo is a passionate, forward thinker who is whole heartily committed to the project in hand. An excellent team player with outstanding communication skills. Jo naturally encourages confidence. We have found Jo to be creative, often thinking outside the box whilst keeping our key objectives in mind. She is driven and excels in fast turnaround situations'


BSBS Founder Director (interim)

Charity registration & governance structure

Policy development & business planning

Marketing & promotion

Funding and financial planning.

Strategic partnership development

Jonny Benjamin MBE – social campaigner

Business manager & advisor.

Public speaking & campaigning

Programme management

Speakers Collective

Strategic planning & facilitation

Speakers charter

Programme development

Pixel Learning

Business development

Income generation & bid writing. 

"When I was Chief Executive at the East London Business Alliance (ELBA) in 2015, I recruited Jo to sort out a viable education programme from the myriad interventions we were involved in. She did a great job! She brought insight, understanding and a fair degree of hard work and diligence to the job. She delivered a comprehensive series of sensible and useful initiatives with style and energy, which were welcomed and supported by ELBA members. "  Liam Kane MBE


October 2014 to June 2017

Director – Education Works East London Business Alliance (ELBA)

Member of ELBA Senior Leadership with strategic responsibility for all education programmes, working with 27 schools, 5 universities and 87 corporate stakeholders.


December 2012 to December 2013

Interim Head of Community and Business Partnerships-  John Madejski Academy.

Member of Associate Senior Leadership team with responsibility for a wide portfolio – Inclusion, student welfare services, community partnerships and attendance.


September 2004 to 31 March 2011

Senior Education Projects Manager – Children’s Services, London Borough of Hounslow.    

Responsible for the policy development, business strategy, performance targets and operational effectiveness of LBH Study Support Service and Griffin Park Learning Zone.

“I worked with Jo during her time developing the Learning Zone at Griffin Park. Jo built positive relationships and has the ability to think creatively around the design and development of projects. This resulted in new funding opportunities and a vibrant project mix, linking education and sport.”  Lee Doyle


Appointed August 2016


Richard Reeves Foundation

Appointed July 2017 

Director and Trustee