Chief Financial Officer
Originally from the Midlands but recently relocated from Warwickshire, Jo’s early career was in banking undertaking several roles including HR and Commercial Banking. A qualified Accountant with a BSc in Applied Accounting, Jo also holds qualifications in School Business Management. Jo has worked in Business Management within schools since September 2007 including roles in primary and special schools, and most recently as a Trust Business Manager and Chief Financial Officer for a Multi Academy Trust.
Within these roles Jo has had the opportunity to restructure and develop schools by adding a nursery provision to a primary school and project manage the new build of a specialist school for pupils with autism and social, emotional, and mental health needs. Jo has worked closely with suppliers to procure and successfully transition new finance systems and ICT provision and supported the onboarding of a new academy. Jo has a broad range of experience across business management in schools and academies including Finance, HR and Payroll, ICT and Health and Safety.