Legal and Governance Governor

Joanne has been a Governor of Spurgeon’s College since 2017 and is Chair of its Governance Committee. Joanne is a solicitor of England & Wales.  After  practising as a lawyer for more than 25 years in the City of London specialising in corporate pensions, latterly as a partner of an international law firm, in 2017 she transitioned to an environmental law charity where she now leads the climate finance practice and is using the power of the law to protect people and the planet.

Joanne is married with two adult children. She attends Christ Church Beckenham, an Anglican church where over the years she has been involved in many and varied aspects of church life including as a lay preacher, small group Bible study leader, Sunday school teacher, member of the prayer ministry team and worship team and (together with her husband, who is a licensed lay minister) coordinator of small groups and leader of monthly prayer meetings.