Jo has spent her career working in health as a nurse, senior manager and leader. She led the establishment of the first employee-owned social enterprise to come out of the NHS and was CEO for eleven years. During this time, she was instrumental in the development of Government policy to support public sector mutuals. Jo has been awarded an MBE (2011), honoured with the Employee Ownership Association’s Philip Baxendale Fellowship award, made an Honorary Fellow of Social Enterprise UK and awarded an OBE in 2021 for services to social enterprise. Her current roles include Executive Board Director at SEUK, Trustee of Ownership at Work and Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey.