Jo was appointed as CEO of the Stroke Foundation in May 2021. She has a wealth of leadership experience in both the not-for-profit and private sectors, and joins the organisation from Barnardos, New Zealand’s largest children’s charity, where she was General Manager of Early Learning. Prior to this Jo was CEO of the consulting firm Maven, where she worked primarily with clients across health and disability services.
Jo is inspired to make a difference to the lives of those affected by stroke because her mother experienced a life-changing stoke when Jo was a teenager, and her father passed away from a stroke 30 years later. She initially joined the Stroke Foundation as a Board Member in 2018.
Jo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies (Hons), majoring in marketing and market research, and a postgraduate qualification from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK).