A collaborator, an athletics lover and a fighter for future generations. Jo was elected to the Board in 2018 and loves to RUN.
Although maybe not quite so quick these days, in the past Jo represented Southland, Otago and Canterbury at a provincial level - winning NZ Secondary School & National Junior titles and was privileged to represent New Zealand at Oceania level.
Having inherited Jo & her husband Sean’s passion, their three children are actively involved in athletics, so you’ll often find Jo at sports grounds cheering them on. That, or trying to squeeze in some training for the next trail run or marathon that someone has roped her into!
Jo has lived, breathed and loved life around the world. She brings to the Board 20 years of experience creating vision and delivering strategy from the variety of senior roles she has held while living in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. A trail blazer both on the track and off, Jo is renowned for using her talents to shift the needle on the things that really matter.
Motivated to deliver NZ Athletics a strategy that focuses on participation, grass roots & creating sustainable income. Jo recognises this is no mean feat but believes that together we can bring this vision to life.
With an LLB and BCom (Hons) from the University of Otago, Jo is currently based in Christchurch as Global Head of Marketing for the Natural Pet Food Group.
When asked, Jo’s team said – ‘She’s a cool player. She’s a game changer. Stay close and keep up!’