Jo has a varied portfolio that includes working as a consultant facilitating strategy sessions with leadership teams, coaching emerging leaders and leading substantial policy, strategy and gender projects.
Recent assignments include facilitating sessions at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London in April 2018, and working with the leadership team of the New Zealand Defence Force to develop strategies to increase the gender diversity of the forces.
She is the part-time Chief Executive of the New Zealand Book Council promoting reading and delivering literacy projects and holds a number of directorships on government and NGO boards.
Jo is regularly invited to deliver keynotes on gender equality, women and leadership and the future of work.
Her interest in the future of work stems from her experience of moving from a 'traditional' executive career a portfolio one. Her research has resulted in the co-authored book 'Don't Worry About the Robots: How to Survive and Thrive in the New World of Work'.
Jo was the previous Chief Executive of the Ministry for Women and the Deputy Children's Commissioner. One of the youngest Chief Executives ever appointed in the New Zealand Public Service, she has invested her time and energy in advancing the cause of the vulnerable in society, spearheading some of the most difficult issues of our time, including child abuse, child poverty, family violence and vulnerable women.
• Chief Executive, Ministry for Women (2012-2016)
• Women of Influence Finalist (2016)
• Leading the Expert Advisory Group on Child Poverty (2012).
• Deputy Children’s Commissioner (2011-2012)
• Doctorate of Public Policy, Victoria University of Wellington (2002-2005)
• Diploma of Management Studies, University of Cambridge, UK (1997-1998)
Chorus were fortunate to have Dr Jo Cribb speak at our Leadership Conference in August 2018. Jo spoke to a group of 180 senior leaders about the changing world of work, the impact of techno ... keep readinglogy and what that may mean for workplaces and individuals in the future. Jo’s style is relaxed, humorous and knowledgeable - she is able to deliver facts and data, sometimes sobering ones, in an engaging and relatable way. We were left informed, challenged, but also with the ability to act following Jo’s presentation. Chorus
Jo Cribb presented at the PMI Wellington Branch’s member event in October 2018. The subject was “what’s all the fuss about governance?” and her presentation was engaging and well-researched. Jo spoke at length about the structure and need for boards, and advised on how to work towards joining a board. Jo’s presentation was very well-received by our members
Jo was an incredibly engaging and knowledgeable speaker, who engaged with the audience and built a rapport right from the start.