Founder and Advisory Trustee
Leadership New Zealand
Leaders for the Future
Jo’s focus is on leadership and governance and working with others to make a difference. She is Chair of Northpower Fibre (ultra fast broadband), Deputy Chair of the Auckland Museum board and Principal of Leaders for the Future. She is Chair of the Taitokerau Education Trust, supporting digital learning in low decile schools, and has other roles as an independent Chair. She was Founder and Chair of Leadership New Zealand for more than a decade (and is still an Advisory Trustee), was Chair of Landcare Research, a director of Housing NZ and has an extensive governance career. She was previously CEO of the Northland Regional Council and of the Auckland Regional Council.
As a Harkness Fellow and Aspen Scholar, Jo spent a year researching leadership in the US. She develops and facilitates leadership and governance programmes. Jo is a passionate New Zealander who believes that good leadership, grounded in humilty and challenged by diversity, is the key to success.