Jo is an experienced consultant who has led a variety of projects and assignments. She is regularly asked to facilitate strategy sessions with leadership teams, coach emerging leaders and lead substantial policy, strategy and gender projects. Recent assignments include facilitating sessions at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, working with the leadership team of the New Zealand Defence Force to develop strategies to increase the gender diversity of the forces, and completing a gender analysis of immigration policy.
Jo extensively researched the future of work and the result was the 2018 co-authored book 'Don't Worry About the Robots: How to Survive and Thrive in the New World of Work' which provides an accessible synthesis of the trends in technology that are impacting on work and practical tools for future-proofing careers. The book has been re-printed multiple times.
In 2020, she co-authored the book Take Your Space: Successful Women Share their Secrets; the aim of which is to support women and girls to advance themselves. All proceeds from the book are being donated to The Aunties and Otara Bluelight's programme to support young women leaders. She is a two time finalist in the New Zealand Women of Influence Awards and in 2021 she won the Women in Governance Community Award from Governance New Zealand.
Jo is the proud mother of two who provides them with excellent taxi services. She also distills her own gin.