Jo’s career started on the dark side in an IT Sales team in the UK. Fortunately, she saw the light, moving to New Zealand and starting in a procurement role at the Ministry of Education in 2010. In 2015, she moved to the Ministry of Social Development as their Principal Category Manager. Over the last eight years, she has worked across IT, Social Services and Corporate procurement, and loves the ability to make a difference that this career brings. She gained her MCIPS through the exam route in 2015, and has been on the CIPS Wellington committee since 2014. She is currently the CIPS Wellington Chair.