Jo Connell OBE DL
After a career in IT, Jo retired as Managing Director of Xansa plc in 2003. She has been a long-standing Trustee of Help the Aged, and as Chair from 2004-2009 she played a key role during the merger with Age Concern England. Since 2001 Jo has been a Non-Executive Director to many IT companies such as RM plc and THUS Group plc. Jo was also Chair of the Hospice of St Francis, Berkhamsted, Master of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) and Pro Chancellor and Chair of the Board of Governors at the University of Hertfordshire. Jo is currently Chair of the WCIT Charity, Chair of the Communications Consumer Panel and a trustee of the Hertfordshire Community Foundation. In 2008 Jo was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Hertfordshire. In 2012 she was awarded an OBE for services to older people.