Jo is the Chair of the Board. As a trustee her job is to improve the lives of all those who have been involved in the criminal justice by working closely with the CEO and all board members to set the tone of LAT and the work it does, and to plan, monitor and review all aspects of the long-term plan for the charity.
She started her career as a probation volunteer in 1993, and she graduated from Birmingham University in 2000. She currently works with the Academy for Social Justice and teaches Pilates. She is also a coach and mentor to other CEOs and managers, and she runs groups for people interested in finding solutions for big issues, such as reducing the number of women in prison.
She was most excited to join the charity as it’s a great way to be involved and make a difference. The most rewarding part of her role is being a part of LAT’s intelligence, knowledge and understanding to deliver impact for people.
What’s the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
“That when you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, change happens.”
What’s your favourite motto?
“’A stitch in time saves nine’. Honestly, I thought as a child that this was some spooky reference to time travel, later I appreciated it is about basic maintenance which is an adorable thing to focus on for part of every day. It is satisfying, efficient and values what you have rather than doing major repairs or total change.”
What do you like to do in your spare time?
“I like to do 'a stitch in time' for health and wellbeing - so walk, read, sleep, have fun with friends and family, learn some new things, help someone out, notice it all.”