Jo has been Operations Director at Green Alliance, an independent environmental think tank and charity, since January 2016. She leads the development team, with responsibility for managing and developing central support functions. Jo is also responsible for financial planning and HR. She is Company Secretary for Green Alliance, which requires ensuring the statutory compliance of the company and charity. Jo spent the first part of her career in the private sector, but over the last 15 years has held several senior operations and company secretary roles in the charity sector, overseeing financial, HR and governance matters. She holds a Masters degree in Voluntary Sector Management from Cass Business School’s Centre for Charity Effectiveness and a BA in Religious Studies and Philosophy from Lancaster University. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.