She is currently the CEO of Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce where she plays a key role in advocating for local business interests and providing mentoring to future business leaders. She has formerly held board positions with South West Natural Resource Management, the Australian Agricultural College Corporation and Toowoomba Surat Basin Enterprise. She was also formerly the Deputy Chair of Regional Development Australia South-West and a Director at Downlands College.
A steadfast advocate for the development of regional Queensland, Jo recently presented to the Regional Inequality in Australia Senate Inquiry supporting the further development of water infrastructure to ensure a sustainable future for agriculture and regional communities.
Jo was awarded the Mary Wagner Honour Award in the 2017 Women in Business Awards (Darling Downs) in recognition of her demonstrated excellence in leadership through deep local understanding and outstanding initiative during her professional and personal life.