Growing up in Somerset and graduating from Falmouth School of Art in 1991 Jo developed a passion for supporting the creativity and development of young people. She has had a successful career in community development specialising in access and inclusion in Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham before moving to the south coast. Jo has been working for the Environment Agency since 2017 in local and national engagement roles. Jo has previously been a trustee of a community land project and the National Flood Forum. Jo is an integrative yoga teacher and practitioner, horse and dog lover living in Sussex.