Joanne Hannaford

Head of Technology for EMEA and global head of Quality Assurance Engineering, Goldman Sachs

Category: Technology Professionals

A Partner at Goldman Sachs since 2014, Jo leads projects involving thousands of engineers on a global scale, most recently overseeing the build-out of Marcus UK, the firm’s new consumer savings platform. Jo joined the firm in 1997 in the Investment Research Division and prior to this was responsible for Global Volume Trading Technology at NatWest Markets.

In 2016, Jo was invited to act as an advisor to the UK Government Digital Service Advisory Board and more recently was appointed Chair of the Bank of England CIO Forum.

She is the driving force behind Goldman Sachs’ partnerships with various diversity focused organisations, such as the Code First: Girls 2020 Campaign, which aims to teach 20,000 young women to code by 2020 for free. Through this partnership, she has also been able to offer all Goldman Sachs women analysts in London seats on free evening coding courses.

Jo dedicates her time outside of work to similar causes, acting as a board member of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), the leading organisation campaigning for gender balance in science, technology and engineering. She is also a trustee of the Bletchley Park Trust and sponsors their Disadvantaged Schools Education Programme.