Jo has been a board member of Maya since 1998. She has been Artistic Director of Immediate Theatre a Hackney based community focused organisation since it was formed in 1996. Running the company has given Jo sound project management experience, a complex understanding of budgeting and financial systems experience of managing personnel and dealing with legal matters as a Charity including working with a Board of Trustees. Previously Jo worked as a Theatre Director in predominantly new writing and theatre in education companies as well as teaching at degree level. In June 2007 Jo completed the Clore Leadership Training at Ashridge Business School. Jo is currently Chair of Mimbre , a circus and street theatre company, a parent school Governor and represents the community sector on various local government panels.