Joanne Stewart

image: Joanne StewartRole: Executive Director for People

Joanne is Optivo’s Executive Director for People.  

She has responsibility for developing and executing our people strategy.

Joanne joined Optivo in September 2019. She brings a wealth of people and organisation capability, along with cultural transformation experience gained in a range of senior leadership roles.   

Prior to joining Optivo, Joanne was Group Director for People at the UK digital technology agency, Jisc. She focussed on organisational change to support rapid growth following multiple mergers - championing inclusion and improving candidate and employee experience.   

Joanne also spent 10 years as a General Manager in the NHS and served as a Trustee for a national baby charity.

She holds a Masters in Strategic Human Resources Management and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).


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