Jo Avenell

Jo is an established Senior Executive with broad international experience and a proven track record spanning more than 20 years in the financial and professional services industries. She is passionate about working at the leadership level to transform and realise the potential of an organisation through the performance of its people.

Jo was recently announced as the new CEO of Russell McVeagh.

Prior to this Jo has held the roles of General Manager of People & Capability for NZ Post Group Ltd and General Manager, Human Resources at Westpac. At Westpac, she was responsible for the design, implementation and measurement of the people strategy and its alignment to the business direction.

From 2003 to 2008, she was with both the UK and the NZ Ernst & Young operations, with her last role there as Head of People & Culture. She has also held senior roles within operations, strategy, change management, and organisational design roles with Credit Suisse, UK.