As Partnership Officer, Joanne (Jo) is responsible for supporting the growth of the Special Olympics GB programme through the creation of delivery networks and effective partnerships across targeted areas of England. Jo will also be leading the delivery of the Greater London Authority funded London Development project through to it conclusion in June 2016.
Prior to Jo’s employment at Special Olympics Great Britain, Jo worked at British Gymnastics as a Programme Officer. This position has given her experience in developing programmes aimed at increasing participation whilst forming partnerships with an array of partner’s across the country.
"I have a passion for sport and its ability to develop individuals and change lives. Having had a close family member with an intellectual disability participate as an athlete at Special Olympics, I have witnessed first-hand the enormous impact the organisation has played in her life. I am very proud to be part of the Special Olympics team, helping to raise awareness and change perceptions of people with an Intellectual Disabilities."