Joan has a legal background and has worked in the Construction Industry of over 25 years, including holding Directorships in both Kent and Essex Construction companies over that time. She has always been a firm supporter of women in construction and over her years in the industry has mentored a number of professional construction women.

Joan has a grown up family and has lived in Kent for the last 37 years. Whilst her children have moved through the Kent education system she has had an active involvement in education including 7 years as a Parent Governor of a Kent Primary School.

Joan became involved in Northfleet School for Girls when Willmott Dixon one of her previous employers refurbished and extended the school. Now retired from Kier Construction, Joan brings her business experience and commercial approach to the role as Governor and aims to support Kent girls in looking at the Construction Industry as a sustainable employment choice.