Joanna Foster

Joanne FosterJoanna Foster has led many organisations in the UK and internationally.

She currently chairs the Crafts Council, the national development agency for contemporary craft and recently retired from ten years of chairing the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, NHS Trust in Oxford.

She is an Associate Fellow of the SAID Business School in Oxford where she directs a programme for NHS Chairs and is also a coach helping women and men manage change and the competing pressures of work and personal life.

Joanna formerly chaired the Equal Opportunities Commission, the Lloyds TSB Foundation, and the National Work-Life Forum. She was Deputy Chair of Oxford Brookes and a Governor for ten years.

She worked in France, at INSEAD, the international business school, and in Pittsburgh, USA. She is passionate about her grand daughters, her new riverside house in the middle of Oxford, music and eating with friends.

Joanna was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by Oxford Brookes University in 1993.

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