Joanna has an impressive background in consultancy, both in the financial and professional services sectors. Joanna has been a consultant with CEDR since its launch in 1990 and became an Accredited Mediator in 2005 since when she has mediated Landlord & Tenant, Housing, Supply, and General Contract disputes in both the private and public sectors. She is also an Adjudicator specialising in Educational Disputes.
Joanna developed and delivers mediation skills seminars to lawyers, has been involved in training commercial teams prior to mediation and, as part of an IFC/World Bank project, has been involved in the training of newly created mediation centres in Lebanon and Morocco.
In the early 1980's Joanna worked in the Paris office of an international re-insurance company and has a high fluency level in French. On moving back to London, she joined a City PR firm, gained the Stock Exchange Registered Representative status and advised PLCs on their investor relations strategy. She also advised professional service organisations in the planning and implementation of their annual communications programmes and campaigns.
She is CEDR's main point of contact with CEDR Members and two of CEDR’s Corporate Leadership Networks – general counsel of leading City Institutions and general counsel of international organisations based in Dublin.