Johanna is a highly organised and innovative Programme Manager with over a decade of experience successfully delivering projects across the engineering, energy and nuclear, heritage, charity, higher education and tech sectors.

Johanna has a passion for non-profit and community projects and has managed the multi-award winning TechUP initiative, based at Durham University, since its inception with the TechUPWomen programme. Training 100 women from minority groups from the North and Midlands into tech careers, TechUPWomen helps to address both the gender imbalance and skills gap in the sector whilst also empowering and supporting women to achieve their goals and unlocking untapped expertise for industry partners. In its pilot year TechUPWomen achieved some amazing results including a 96% retention rate, 64% graduation rate and over 50% of learners realising their dreams with new jobs, promotions or further education in a tech subject within 18 months. Under Johanna’s care and direction TechUP has grown from this success and now boasts a portfolio of projects including two Skills Bootcamps and most recently delivering three Digital Skills courses reaching over 8,500 learners nationwide.

Johanna also volunteers with the National Childbirth Trust running the Durham branch and coordinating fundraising events across the county to support local parents and parents to be.