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Joanne Lawson

Deputy Chief Executive

Jo has been with HETA since 2000 and in that time played a part in how the business has grown to ensure HETA has the resources to match the ambition.

Joanne joined HETA as Management Accountant in January 2000 with responsibility for a small finance team across two HETA sites.

Her role has since progressed to Head of Finance and Resources, supporting the Chief Executive on wider company leadership and management and leading on a range of activities that include Finance and Accounting, Curriculum Administration, IT Support and Site Maintenance & Control across the HETA group. Most recently, she has planned and managed the financing and purchase of a third wholly owned HETA site in Scunthorpe.

Joanne spent her early career working in industry and for 12 years with JI Case in Doncaster, holding a variety of financial positions within the company. Latterly, as Management Accountant of the Carr Hill Plant which manufactured gear sets for the Magnum tractor.

She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1999, subsequently becoming a Member of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants (ACMA).