presenter • facilitator • writer • producer
Jo is a TV presenter, producer and director with her own TV Travel Production Co. Smart, savvy and approachable, she’s also an experienced conference host and facilitator: equally at home in a corporate environment as she is battling the elements on location.
You will most likely have seen Jo on SKY, FOX International, or on Travel Channel where she most recently presented and produced the series’ ‘Wild Camping’ and ‘Soul Seeker’.
Jo has a passion for Travel, Adventure and Alternative Health and loves to get stuck in. Recent years have seen her wild camping across Europe on a Triumph Bonnevillle motorbike, retreating to an Indian Ashram and swimming the Solent: not to mention interviewing politicians outside parliament, hosting future technologies conferences and fronting a new pharmaceutical drug campaign. Variety is the spice of life!
Jo enjoys hosting everything from large-scale conferences to small business events and awards ceremonies. Her extensive client list includes M&S, Canon, Deloitte and Touche, National Express, Honda, HSBC, Central Hall Westminster, Haymarket, Event Tech Live, Event 360, C&IT awards and many more.
Jo is also a Mum of 2, and passionate about keeping the fire of adventure going after parenthood. She took her son on a ‘planes, trains and automobiles’ style road trip across Kenya when he was just 4, and lived to tell the tale – just!
"Joanna was a great chairperson for our event; Event360. She grasped the concept and the content for the event really quickly, kept all of our speakers to time and made the event move with pace and purpose. We will definitely be having her back!"
Helen Horton, Director of Events, Haymarket Media Group
“Jo is a natural presenter whether co-hosting or fronting a programme or series. She is incredibly versatile and always brings an enthusiasm to any project. She’ll learn and deliver a script faultlessly but more impressively can write her own material and improvise in any situation. She is great at putting people at ease in front of the camera and bringing out the best in even the most nervous of interviewees. Jo is a joy to work with: relaxed but professional, fun, committed and enterprising.”
Caroline Willis, Former Director of Programming, Real Estate TV
“I've known Jo for many years, both as a broadcast presenter, and in the corporate environment ... she is enormously professional in her approach and preparation and brings this calm efficiency to the studio or location. Her infectious enthusiasm makes her a welcome part of any production team and she brings both insight and personality to any presentation. I know that we'll be using her again as soon as the opportunity arises.”
Steve Montgommery, MD. Creation Company
“Many thanks for your work on the Great Little Ideas campaign - the client is over the moon with what we produced and with you in particular! You were fantastic so thank you very much.”
Sara Butler, Head of Production. Shoot The Company
“On screen Jo always comes across as charming, genuine and interested. At Sky Travel she would adeptly deal with several hours of studio based script-heavy programming, as professionally as the 'think-on-your-feet' location work. It was on location that I really enjoyed working with Jo, she was always fun to have along, mucking in with the crew, responding intelligently to the brief and being supportive when things got stressful!”
Jo Ellis, Senior Producer Director. Sky Travel