Joanne began her career within the domestic utility industry and spent 12 years working in various roles. During this time she developed her expertise within HR, workforce planning, performance management and training. Joanne was responsible for creating strategies and support to enable the management team to drive standards and achieve market leading outcomes. Joanne then transferred her skills into outsourcing, during which time she was responsible for providing solutions for corporate clients across multiple, complex sectors. This exposed her to numerous fields including telecommunications, finance, banking and healthcare.
In 2015 Joanne embarked upon a degree in Business Planning and Management with Ulster University.
Joanne moved into education in July 2017, joining Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth as Business Manager. Her role involves providing overall strategic leadership and management in all aspects of administration, catering, HR, estate management and operations support throughout the academy.
Joanne is passionate about providing a solid foundation for all aspects of the learning environment, so that students can focus on achieving their potential.