Jo joined Debenhams Ottaway in 2012 and is the firm’s finance director.

Jo works closely with the managing partner to support the growth and financial stability of the business and is a member of the firm’s Risk Group focussed on ensuring that financial risks are minimised at all times.

Jo manages a finance team of 5 ensuring that the day to day accounts function operates effectively and is fully compliant with both the Law Society Accounting Rules and the regulatory requirements of all other relevant statutory bodies.


Jo completed her Chartered Accountancy exams while working at KPMG’s London office and then moved into Corporate Banking. After 15 years in the City she moved into a management accountant role before joining Debenhams Ottaway’s finance team. Jo has a degree in Economics from the University of Liverpool.

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Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.