Jo is a Consultant with Social Ventures Australia (SVA). Before joining SVA, she worked as an independent consultant and coach with non-profit organisations, government agencies, small businesses and schools in Western Australia (WA). Prior to this, she enjoyed a 20-year international career in the global petroleum industry in technical, commercial and business development roles across the US, Europe and Australia, including with Shell’s global consulting team.

Jo has been involved as a systemic advocate in mental health reform through implementation of the WA Mental Health Act 2014 and by participating in the Executive Advisory Group for the Mental Health Networks. She has worked to de-stigmatise mental health issues, promote mentally healthy workplaces and help people manage their mental well being. She has also been an active and long-time volunteer with Breast Cancer Care WA and Foodbank WA.

Jo holds a doctorate degree in Geology from the University of Oxford and a Masters degree in Geology from Victoria university of Wellington, New Zealand.