Jo’s work is governed by the principle that humans share their experiences by expressing them as stories, images and sounds and believes in the right of every individual to feel the transformative effect that arts can have. In non-work time, Jo is a choral singer because, as a youngster, she and her sister lay on the floor in their pyjamas listening to mum’s choir rehearse. It imbued them with an early and unshakeable love of classical music, a pastime which has seen Jo sing with choirs, dance companies and orchestras all over the country. Jo met her partner Paul, in rehearsals for Graduate Singers, and is convinced singing keeps you healthy and happy. Jo currently works freelance as an arts planner, producer and writer.