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Dr Jo Leek

Director | IED

Economic Development Manager | Liverpool City Region Combined Authority


Jo is currently an Economic Development Manager at Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. She has nearly 15 years professional experience across various sectors including financial services, business support and energy. Her experience spans across private and public sector, social economy and higher education.

She was awarded her PhD in 2019 which looked at the roles of social enterprises in wider system transformation. Her PhD, along with diverse professional background gives her a holistic view of the complexities and interdependencies that exist within Economic Development. She prides herself on being able to translate strategic vision into action.

Jo is passionate about reducing inequalities, inspiring the next generation of economic development professionals and driving best practice across the sector.

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