|Jo Johns is EABC’s Director, Programmes and Membership and is the Company Secretary. Since joining the EABC in 2003, she has worked closely with the Board and Members to develop and deliver the programme of events and governance. Jo oversees EABC’s busy programme of more than fifty events a year including boardroom forums, the on-line programme, large-scale events and annual high-level business missions to Europe. Jo is also a founding Director of the Australian European Leadership Dialogue (AELD) which was launched in Brussels.
After studying economics at the University of Adelaide and financial instruments at the Securities Institute of Australia, Jo joined an Adelaide stockbroker as an equities trader and private client advisor. She worked in London, Melbourne and Sydney for around 15 years in stockbroking roles. During her children’s pre-school years, Jo co-founded the children’s ready-meal business “Yum Tums Australia”, and worked part-time as a digital photographer specialising in corporate property portfolio on-line marketing. She has also worked as a freelance writer for various magazines.