Jo is a Geography graduate and an educator who has enjoyed a varied career, stretching across education, leadership and management and business. She has a broad professional background including 19 years in teaching, 6 years as a Local Authority inspector, 5 years as Education Action Zone Director, and 10 years in her own education related IT business. Jo has a wide range of project management and school improvement experience, along with 22 years’ service in Governance in primary and secondary sectors. She is also a National Leader of Governance, working to support other Chairs of Governors both in Bradford and across the region. Jo is a former Chair of Dixons Academies Trust.