A friendly and personable team player, Jo graduated from Manchester University with a 2:1 in Anatomical Science and went on to pursue a career as an Army Officer in the Royal Engineers. This honed her skills in delivering precise results on demanding tasks to tight deadlines and equipped her with a myriad of transferable skills; learning to manage the everyday aspects of looking after personnel and equipment.
After leaving the Army, Jo managed the fundraising campaign for a large military charity, establishing herself as a skilled organiser of large scale events, with strong communication skills and an eye for detail. She was then employed by Barclays Bank plc. to help manage their charitable investments, establishing herself as a “can-do” personality who thrives on getting results and meeting challenges.