Jo Hannaford

Head of Technology, Goldman Sachs

“The commitment WISE pledge to women in STEM is inspiring and through enabling more women with opportunities, WISE is levelling the playing field more so than ever before.”

Jo is a partner within the Engineering Division at Goldman Sachs, joining the firm in 1997, she was named managing director in 2008 and partner in 2014. During her time at the firm, Jo has held a number of roles across Technology both in New York and London, predominantly focusing on the buildout of all functions related to data architecture, software engineering, workflow, runtime management software change and development practices. Jo has spent the past two years managing the development of software platforms to enable significant, longer-term efficiencies for the various businesses within the firm. Jo has extensive experience of corporate governance, she serves on the Technology Executive Leadership Group and the Firmwide Technology Risk Committee and is global co-sponsor of the Women in Technology Network.

In addition to her role at Goldman Sachs, in February 2016 Jo was named as an advisor to the newly formed UK Government Digital Service advisory board. In 2014 Jo was made a fellow of the British Computer Society.

Prior to joining the firm, Jo undertook research in computation semiotics in addition to a 1st Class degree in Computer Science.

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