Jo Harding

Occupation: Executive Director of Quality and Nursing

Jo qualified as a registered nurse in 1992 and subsequently as a registered health visitor; practising clinically in Leeds and York. She strategically and operationally managed a full range of acute and community-based services for 15 years across North Yorkshire and York. Jo has a Master’s Degree in Leading Innovation and Change. She seeks to develop and encourage effective leadership at every level of the healthcare system. Jo joined NHS Leeds West CCG in Summer 2015. She continued her role as Director of Quality and Safety for NHS Leeds CCG. She is passionate about improving the quality of services for the residents of Leeds; with an emphasis on transforming the whole NHS system to a model of high quality integrated health and social care.

In her spare time, Jo keeps herself busy with her six step-grandchildren. She also likes cooking, reading, and chairing the local social committee; designing an annual programme of family events.