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GreenSquareAccord announces appointment of new Chief Finance Officer

Jo Makinson

Housing and care provider GreenSquareAccord has announced the appointment of Jo Makinson as Chief Finance Officer with effect from early January 2022.

Jo who is currently Director of Finance and Transformation at St Monica Trust in Bristol, started her career in London working with a social development consultancy. Jo then moved to Bristol in 2006 and spent six years in PwC’s public sector team.

Jo says: “During that time I trained as a chartered accountant and, more excitingly, had the chance to work alongside a broad range of purpose-driven organisations working to make lives better for vulnerable people and communities.

“Over the last 10 years I have held finance director and chief executive roles in the health, housing and charity sectors, inspired by the difference these organisations make.”

Jo is particularly passionate about social housing and is a non-executive on the board at Abri.

Jo added: “I am delighted to be joining GreenSquareAccord at this exciting time in its merger journey, and at a moment when, post-pandemic, a good home, with the right care and support where it’s needed, has never been more important. I can’t wait to get started and am looking forward making sure that we do the very best we can for our customers.”

Ruth Cooke, Chief Executive at GreenSquareAccord said: “I’m delighted to welcome Jo to GreenSquareAccord and look forward to working with her. Jo brings a wealth of experience to the role and will be a strong addition to our team as we build better lives by investing in local communities to deliver affordable homes.”

Jo will join GreenSquareAccord in early January 2022, in the interim, Tom Willis will remain as interim Chief Finance Officer.