Jo joined QA in 2021 as Director of Education, responsible for the delivery organisation across Learning and Apprenticeships before taking on an expanded role as Senior Vice President of Education across the Group to include QA, Cloud Academy and Circus Street. In November 2023, Jo was appointed Managing Director, responsible for the Groups government-funded apprenticeships business unit which delivers a variety of tech disciplines, across numerous levels, up to degree apprenticeships, to more than 5000 learners a year.

Jo is a well-established and authentic leader with over 20 years’ experience in the education sector, having started her career as a teacher. Following several years as a teacher and school leader in the UK, Jo embarked on a career, working across all aspects of the learning space – from strategic direction setting and teacher training to delivering digital and cultural transformation programmes – which also gave her experience in international education with both public and private sector organisations.

Prior to joining QA, Jo held a number of senior positions with PA Consulting and Capgemini Invent where most of her time was spent in the university/TVET sectors supporting organisations to deliver excellent learning.