Jo graduated from Aston University in 2000 with a Joint Honours degree in Psychology and Management. She completed her post graduate Chartered Institute of Personnel Development qualification and her HR career has since spanned the private, public and not for profit sectors. Jo enjoys raising money for charities helping cancer research and homeless young people, also volunteering for the local hospice. She has a keen interest in understanding and promoting mental wellbeing. Jo enjoyed breeding and showing Bengal cats for ten years, and was thrilled to produce a Champion stud cat from her breeding program.