Jo qualified as a registered nurse in 1992 and subsequently as a registered health visitor practising clinically in Leeds and York.
She strategically and operationally managed a full range of acute and community-based services for 15 years across North Yorkshire and York.
Jo has a master’s degree in Leading Innovation and Change and seeks to develop and encourage effective leadership at every level of the healthcare system.
She joined NHS Leeds West CCG in Summer 2015 and has continued her role as Director of Quality and Safety for NHS Leeds CCG.
She is passionate about improving the quality of services with an emphasis on transforming the whole NHS system to a model of high quality integrated health and social care.
Jo Has been the Deputy Chair of the NHSCC Clinical Forum for two years, and will join the NHSCC board as co-chair of the Nurses Forum in July 2019, alongside Marion Andrews-Evans.
In her spare time, Jo keeps herself busy with her seven step grandchildren, cooking, reading and chairing the local social committee designing an annual programme of family events.