Joanna works as an associate business psychologist to CDP Leadership Consultants and The Work Psychologists, specialising in leadership assessment. She has a 17 year background in investment banking and private equity working for 8 years as an investment banker, before she moved to specialise in talent recruitment and development. Joanna subsequently spent 6 years at Bain Capital Private Equity as Portfolio Operations Manager where she was responsible for a wide variety of strategic, talent and performance agendas across their PE portfolio team during a period of significant new investments.
Joanna holds an MSc (distinction) in Business & Occupational Psychology from Kingston University and was awarded the 2017 ABP Student award for her dissertation into psychological factors affecting mothers returning to work after career breaks. She is certified in BPS Test User Personality & Ability alongside several psychometric tools which she utilises in her leadership assessment work. She was an active member of 2016 & 2017 ABP conferences as Sponsor Lead and was co-opted to become Company Secretary in March 2019, following the 2019 AGM Joanna was elected onto the Board.