Jo Haigh is trained in law and accountancy, and has over 25 years first-hand business experience. She owned her own company for 11 years. She teaches hundreds of people every year for the Institute of Directors' director diploma courses in Pall Mall and works with CEOs across the country through TEC and the Academy of Chief Executives. She works as a corporate financier and has been on the board of over 30 companies. She was Young Graduate Entrepreneur of the Year at age 26. Jo Haigh has written many articles for her local press and has been on BBC Radio. She lives in Huddersfield.