Joanne, a Mayo native, is an experienced corporate governance professional, working with boards, committees and management at a senior level in the fields of scientific cooperation and international development. Joanne joined the IBN in 2020 and leads the Geneva Chapter.
After graduating with an MA from DCU, Joanne lectured for a short period at the Institut Universitaire de Technologie in Mulhouse, France. In 1996, she joined the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg, France, where, over a 15-year period, she worked in various roles, including project management, data protection and corporate governance. Joanne joined Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance in 2012, a Geneva-based international organisation which brings together both the public and private sectors, with the shared goal of creating equal access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries. She has been Head of Governance at Gavi since 2015.