Jo Clift

Jo started her career in the arts as a communications professional and subsequently worked at the heart of government for over twenty years, mainly at the Cabinet Office.  She was Head of Communications for the BSE Inquiry and then Press Secretary to Lord Falconer.  She has worked closely with many ministers over the years, including Lord Peter Mandelson and Sir Oliver Letwin.  She also worked at Number 10 in the Prime Minister’s press office.  

Jo’s other government roles include creating the coalition’s ICT strategy, developing a new model for corporate shared services across whitehall, and leading on high level board appointments to public bodies.   Jo also gained private sector experience as a senior manager at Deloitte Consulting.

Jo now works as a professional trainer, coach and business consultant specialising in communications and understanding government.   Her specialisms include engaging with whitehall and parliament, personal impact, networking, managing stakeholders, and public speaking.   She also a published writer on the civil service and Brexit.