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2018 Speakers

2018 Speakers

 Jo Hicks

Job Title: Director of AcademiWales
Organisation: AcademiWales


Jo has over 20 years’ experience in Leadership and Organisational Development across both the public and private sectors and is currently Director of Academi Wales and a Deputy Director within Welsh Government.

As part of her all Wales role, Jo leads a team of internal and external leadership practitioners and consultants, focusing on and supporting Chief Executives, Boards, Executive Teams, Senior Professionals and public appointed officials.

Jo’s responsibilities include developing new and innovative programmes and opportunities that build leadership and organisational development capacity and capability across Welsh public services.

Jo is an experienced strategic leader, practitioner and facilitator, holding a range of post graduate qualifications and professional memberships, having trained at Harvard on the areas of leadership and management development.

Jo has represented her country at the Young Leaders Forum in Sydney, Australia and at the G20Y Summit in Montreux, Switzerland and the Behaviour Exchange Conference Harvard. Jo is an ILM 7 executive coach, accredited 360º, mental toughness and emotional intelligence feedback facilitator.

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