Jo Place

Non-Executive Director, Persimmon

Joanna Place spent the majority of her career at the Bank of England, having studied Economics at Cambridge.  She worked in a variety of positions in the Bank, most recently as Deputy Governor and  Chief Operating Officer.  Joanna retired from the Bank in December 2021 in order to pursue a portfolio career and is currently a non Executive Director at Persimmon, where she is the independent Director with responsibility for workforce engagement.  Joanna led many projects in the Bank during her career and is passionate about transformation, and in particular creating cultural change where  needed in order to drive a more inclusive culture.  Before being COO, Joanna was HR Director and prior to that held positions in banking, statistics and regulation.  Joanna has also provided mentoring and sponsorship to individuals both inside and out of the Bank.