As Brand, Marketing and Communications Leader for Growth Markets in EY Asia-Pacific, Joanne is responsible for building EY brand as a leading business advisor to mid-market companies.
Throughout her career, she has focused on initiatives aimed at supporting women’s leadership, including founding the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women program in Asia-Pacific in 2014, the EY Worldwide Women Public Sector Leaders’ Network in 2012, and the AustCham Shanghai Women in Business network.
She moved from Australia to China in 2007 to lead the EY Oceania China Business Group, with a mandate to build EY portfolio of Australian and New Zealand clients in China and China accounts in Australia and New Zealand.
Joanne has over 20 years of experience in working in emerging markets, starting a major sport events business in Japan, and then working for the Australian Government in Beijing to support cultural exchange.
She is a graduate from Monash University and has an MBA from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia.
How Joanne is building a better working world
Entrepreneurs can stimulate economic growth by creating new value, new businesses and new jobs. They ask questions, have an innate curiosity and a passion to follow these lines of inquiry. Joanne recognizes that the successful entrepreneurial ecosystem needs partners like business, government, academia, and associations as well for it to thrive and she works on making the links between these groups.