Jo leads Changing Lives' communications and fundraising function, taking responsibility for raising the profile and income of the charity. She has worked extensively in the voluntary sector in the North East.

Jo joined Changing Lives in 2015 from the Voluntary Organisations’ Network North East where she held the role of Chief Executive. Jo brings with her a wealth of experience from the voluntary sector; she is on several national and regional committees including the BBC Audience Council for England, is Vice Chair of the Community Foundation for Tyne and Wear and Northumberland and she is a Trustee / Director of Virgin Money Foundation. Jo trained as a solicitor with the commercial law firm Geldards in Cardiff and has also previously worked for the CAB in the North East.