Josephine Burns co-founded BOP Consulting in 1997. BOP Consulting is the UK's leading research company in culture and creativity, with a team of researchers, strategists and consultants who have decades of experience. Jo stood down as a director in 2012 and remains as Senior Associate, working both on BOP projects and independently. She is an expert in strategic planning, organisational development and facilitation, and regularly chairs and presents at high-profile conferences and events in Britain and overseas.
Jo is the executive chair of Without Walls and sits on several boards, including Shoreditch Trust. She has two honorary doctorates for her services to arts and culture.