Prof. Jo Pritchard MBE, MA BSc RN Dip HV

In 2006 Jo was instrumental in establishing the first social enterprise to come out of the NHS in England; she led CSH Surrey for eleven years tripling its size.

This paved the way for a national strategy encouraging the development of social businesses and employee ownership.  In 2011 Jo was invited by the then Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office to join the Mutuals’ Taskforce to create opportunities for employee ownership within the public sector.

Appointed as a Commissioner on the Prime Minister’s Nursing and Midwifery Commission in 2010, the following year she was awarded an MBE for services to social enterprise.  In 2017 Jo was honoured with the Employee Ownership Association’s Philip Baxendale Fellowship award and was made an Honorary Fellow of Social Enterprise UK.

Jo is an independent consultant with a particular interest in supporting employee owned health and social care social enterprises.  She is an Honorary Professor at the University of Surrey.