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A.R. (Jo) Parsons  PhD (Cantab) LLB (Adel) – Director/Member

“My PhD research with Sussex Police led to meeting Barbara who continues to inspire me with her honesty and vision. BDB provides a distinctive personal approach to empowering individuals which in turn can transform organisations and community. It is an honour and a privilege to be involved in the governance of such an extraordinary endeavour.”

Jo was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the South Australia Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia in 1981. Jo’s professional career has encompassed a range of roles in a variety of private, public and not-for-profit/voluntary organisations and in 2002 Jo was appointed Executive Solicitor to the South Australia Police.

In 2010 Jo moved back to the UK, embarking on a PhD in Criminology (Police Management) at the University of Cambridge. In pursuing her commitment to promoting reassurance and well-being in the community, Jo brings sound life values, an extensive skill base and a wealth of professional experience in her role as a non-executive Director to BDB.