Jo is passionate about the transformative power of education. Following 15 years in the classroom as a secondary teacher, AST, curriculum and pastoral leader, Jo worked as Senior Education Adviser and Senior Project Manager at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change for ten years. She was privileged to build and develop networks of stakeholders including policy makers, educational leaders and educators across 60 plus countries working on various projects focused on community cohesion, dialogue and combatting extremism.
For the FED Jo led on the 2021-22 national consultation and co-authored the subsequent report. Jo is co-founder of WECAN, a women consultants and advisers in education group, she is the Global Education Policy Advisor for Persona Education and a primary school governor. Jo loves the company of young people (especially good news considering she lives with a couple of them) and feels that teachers and school leaders are her natural tribe.