A former barrister, Joanne was called to the bar in 1994 and practised as a human rights barrister until 2010. She co-founded Parent Gym in 2009, joined the Board of MindGym in 2011 and was Board Chair from 2014 to July 2021. Previous roles include Vice-Chair of the Fawcett Society and board advisor to Women2Win. Joanne read English Literature at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. Committee membership: Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.