Jo is responsible for developing and leading the Foundation’s Healthy Lives strategy to address the wider social and commercial determinants of health.
Joining the Foundation in November 2007, Jo initially led the development of the Foundation’s influential portfolio of work in patient safety and person-centred care.
Jo has worked in health care at local and national level for 25 years, including 10 years at the Department of Health. As Head of NHS Performance, she oversaw the implementation of the policy agenda set out in the NHS Plan. At the NHS Modernisation Agency, Jo led an international quality improvement initiative – Pursuing Perfection.
Before joining the Foundation, Jo was the Director for the Calderdale and Kirklees Integrated Service Strategy where she led a major service reconfiguration programme to deliver improvements in quality, safety and patient experience.
Between June 2013 and March 2017, Jo served as a non-executive director of Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
Jo has a PhD in Medical Biophysics.