About Joanna

Joanna is an experienced and successful senior leader in local government with a career-long passion for public service and a strong personal commitment to making a real difference to people’s lives. Throughout her 30+ years of local government service, she has been driven to achieve the best possible results through the development of those around her.

As an HR professional, the way human beings think, behave and interact continues to fascinate her. She is always curious to explore more and to encourage the people she coaches to bring their whole selves to the party so that they can reach their fullest potential with authenticity and passion.

Joanna has successfully transformed the services for which she has been accountable through a ‘high support/high challenge’ leadership style firmly rooted in a coaching approach.
She takes a ‘strength-based’ approach and nothing delights her more than seeing people fly as a result of her supportive coaching. ‘ Not I but the wind that blows through me’



Organisational design and development


Agile project management

Corporate Governance


BA ( Hons) in Combined Arts ( including a social psychology module)
Diploma in Teaching English as a foreign language
Chartered member of the Institute of Personnel & Development
Strategic Leadership in Modern Local Government.

Languages: Basic French