Jo held senior clinical and managerial roles before she established the first ‘out of NHS’ social enterprise in 2006.
In 2011 Jo was invited by the Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office to join the Mutuals’ Taskforce to create opportunities for employee ownership within the public sector.
Appointed as a Commissioner on the Prime Minister’s Nursing and Midwifery Commission in 2010, the following year she was awarded an MBE for services to social enterprise. In 2017 Jo was honoured with the Employee Ownership Association’s Philip Baxendale Fellowship award and was made an Honorary Fellow of Social Enterprise UK.
Jo is an independent consultant supporting employee owned health and social care social enterprises. She is an Honorary Professor at the University of Surrey.