Joanne is the General Counsel and Company Secretary to the Insurance and Wealth Business at Lloyds Banking Group (LBG). She advises the Insurance Board and Insurance & Wealth Executive on all legal and governance related matters impacting the Business, leading a team of 40 people.

Joanne is a member of LBG’s Senior Leadership Group, Insurance & Wealth Executive, Insurance & Wealth Risk Committee and Company Secretary to the Insurance Board.

Joanne has over 20 years’ experience in financial services and has worked extensively across the Insurance sector. Most recently before joining LBG in 2014, Joanne was Group General Counsel & Company Secretary of RSM Tenon Group plc (now part of Baker Tilly). Before joining Baker Tilly, Joanne was General Counsel, Aviva Group Centre at Aviva plc and prior to that she was a Partner in the Reinsurance & International Risk team at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, LLP where she advised clients on a broad range of insurance and reinsurance matters. Joanne qualified as a barrister in 1998 following completion of her Master’s Degree in Law at Oxford.

Joanne lives in London with her husband Neil and in her spare time enjoys sailing and travelling.