Jo is a consultant who has a track record of developing and executing strategy, influencing decision makers and finding solutions to complex policy and organisational challenges. 

She is an experienced Chief Executive, strategist and gender and policy expert.

How Jo can help you

She is available to help you:

  • develop your organisation and project strategies with a focus on implementation and results
  • provide you with solutions to complex policy, research and organisational issues
  • support you in achieving your gender and diversity goals
She brings to her consulting and research work experience from more than a decade leading state sector organisations and more than two decades of providing solutions to social and policy issues. Jo is an experienced director in the NGO sector and has an extensive academic and research background in public policy, management and social policy.

Her consulting work has included supporting leadership teams to develop and implement changes necessary to achieve a diverse workforce.

"Dr Cribb was engaged to work with the NZDF in 2016 to provide an independent review of the organisational diversity and inclusion strategy and develop an action plan to reinvigorate and accelerate progress.  Over a 3 month period Dr Cribb interviewed over 50 leaders at all levels and across all specialisations in the Navy, Army and Air Force with which she formulated a set of future focused recommendations for the Executive.  Dr Cribb has remained engaged with the NZDF as these recommendations have been considered at the executive level, including presenting to various parts of the organisation and leading discussion, enabling sometimes difficult conversations to occur with objectivity and promote organisational success.  The NZDF has found Dr Cribb to be a very professional and dynamic consultant who has demonstrated dynamic engagement that has exceeded our expectations."

Rear Admiral A.J.O Martin, ONZM,Chief of Navy

She has facilitated senior teams' strategic sessions and supported them to articulate and implement their strategy.

"Jo facilitated our recent senior leadership team strategic planning session. Jo quickly built rapport and trust with  the team. Throughout the planning session Jo challenged our thinking in a respectful way… Jo is authentic, enthusiastic and pragmatic and action oriented – focused on ensuring we developed our thinking into high quality actionable plans"

Julie Read, Chief Executive, Serious Fraud Office 

She has led the development of complex policy and organisation solutions and coached senior leaders.

"Jo worked closely with me, assisting me in identifying the next career opportunity that best suited to my personality, capability and skill sets. She coached me in overcoming my self doubt on juggling family and senior leadership responsibilities.  She challenged me to step outside my comfort zone and address my self doubts.  Jo has proven to me that family and work can be managed for a senior female leader and has guided me in developing my own personal brand and overcoming perceived obstacles.  Jo has assisted me in building self confidence to move forward in my Senior Leadership career.  I would highly recommend Jo to any individual looking for leadership and self development guidance" 

Victoria Bourne, General Manager Human Resources, Fairway Resolution