Joanne is owner and director of Opallios Limited, a company providing advice to the life sciences industry on matters relating to law, compliance, pharmacovigilance and risk management. Previously Joanne worked in the global legal department of a top ten FTSE 100 pharmaceutical company for almost 16 years.
Joanne qualified as a solicitor in 1997. She is passionate about education and in particular the ability of education to unlock potential in students., to fuel curiosity and provide opportunities for students to fulfil their ambitions. Joanne is an advocate of life-long learning and is a volunteer Latin tutor as part of the Classics for All Scheme.
Joanne joined the Board in 2018 as an Independent Governor and is a member of the Audit Committee.