Joanne has been the Chief Executive of Manchester City Council since April 2017. During the last 2 and a half years she has dealt with a number of unprecedented events including the Manchester Arena Bomb.
Joanne is driving the Council through the fundamental changes to Health and Social Care.
She is lead Chief Executive for skills across Greater Manchester.
Joanne has extensive public sector experience in economic growth, housing and local government.
Since 2020 Joanne has been President of the Society for Chief Executives (SOLACE).
Joanne was awarded the OBE for services to local government in 2009.