Jo is a HR executive with over 25 years in the retail and hospitality sectors. She was recently Senior HR Director, Europe at Gap for 7 years where she was involved in the transformation of the business model from owned stores to Franchise. Prior to this she worked at Marks and Spencer as Head of Divisional HR supporting over 30,000 employees. She has also worked in Travelodge hotels in a high period of growth, mainly through acquisitions.
She has led globally distributed teams in London, Europe and North America covering all areas of HR from Talent Acquisition, Development, Reward, Employee relations and Payroll and is passionate about creating a great place to work through effective communication, innovation, collaboration and delivering results.
Jo was raised in Middlesex and moved to Penn with her partner in 2005 following the birth of her son. She loves to travel and various forms of exercise and you are likely to see her running around the village at the weekend!