Joanna Watson

Senior Consultant



Joanna joined GGI as a senior consultant in September 2021, and specialises in reviews – in particular well-led reviews in the NHS and governance reviews of charities.

She spends much of her time helping clients improve their governance arrangements, by making the best use of time spent in meetings and enabling better decision-making. She has considerable experience of working with boards, including training and development on governance and risk management and workshops to facilitate agreement of strategic objectives and risks. She relishes challenges and enjoys developing solutions to solve complex problems.

Before joining GGI, Joanna worked at PwC for over 30 years, where she provided assurance services to public sector and not-for-profit bodies, specialising in the NHS and higher education. Her experience includes due diligence and financial governance reviews as well as external and internal audit.

Joanna is an honorary fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), in recognition of her contribution as past chair of the HFMA East Midlands branch. She is an experienced charity trustee, including at a hospice, and has been chair of governors at a large primary school in a relatively deprived urban area.

Joanna is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has an MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

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