Jo Franco-Wheeler

Jo has almost 20 years’ experience in Human Resources and Business Transformation. Her career started in Financial Services with the AXA group working in HR and then moving into project and change management. She then moved to work as a Management Consultant for ‘big 4’ accountancy company EY in their Business Advisory practice. During her time there she worked with global companies, implementing business changes, new structures or developing their Human Resources capability in the UK, the US and Europe. After 12 years living and working in London, Jo moved back to Derbyshire where she joined Rolls Royce in 2015 and then Inmarsat (a satellite communications company) in 2017.

In her current role as a Director with Inmarsat, her responsibilities include Leadership and Development as well as Diversity and Inclusion and she is passionate about driving changes in culture and ways of working to build an inclusive culture.

She has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Durham, an MBA from Cranfield University and is a Chartered Manager. She has regularly delivered guest lectures at the University of Derby and is keen to support her local community.

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