Board and Committee Memberships
Relevant Skills and Experience:
Jo is an experienced FTSE 100 non-executive director, with extensive knowledge on the use of technology and data to enhance product development and drive growth in consumer businesses.
Jo has more than 25 years’ experience working in various senior roles, predominantly in the branded and technology sectors. Prior to her non-executive career, Jo held the position of Corporate Vice President of the Phones Business Unit at Microsoft. She previously spent 11 years at Nokia Corporation in a number of senior management roles, including Executive Vice President of Smart Devices. Jo currently serves as Non-Executive Director and Remuneration Committee Chair at J Sainsbury plc, and as Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chair at Halma plc. She is also a Non-Executive Director at Chapter Zero Limited. Jo was also previously Non-Executive Director at InterContinental Hotels Group PLC from 2014 to 2023 (including as Remuneration Committee Chair from 2017 to 2023) and was a Non-Executive Director of Ceconomy AG from 2017 to 2021. She attended Duke University in North Carolina and has a BSc in Psychology.
Non-Executive Director and Remuneration Committee Chair at J Sainsbury plc, Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chair at Halma plc, and Non-Executive Director at Chapter Zero Ltd.
Our Non-Executive Directors, through their diverse experience and skills, scrutinise the performance of management and constructively challenge and help develop our strategy. They uphold high standards of integrity and probity. They form the Audit & Risk, Nominations, Remuneration and SES Committee.