Jo is a well-known and highly regarded Chair and Board Director. She is currently Chair of Northpower Fibre and of Maritime New Zealand, a member of the Auckland Museum board and Principal of Leaders for the Future. She is the founding Chair of the Taitokerau Education Trust in Northland. A former Chair of Landcare Research, a director of Housing New Zealand Corporation and HLC, Jo has also been CEO of the Northland Regional Council and of the Auckland Regional Council.
Jo is an Advisory Trustee of Leadership New Zealand, which she founded and chaired for more than a decade. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors and of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, of which she was national President.