Beachhead Advisor, Europe
Joanne is an experienced public relations and marketing professional with a track record of driving integrated communications programmes that deliver business success and shareholder value. From raising a profile to effective campaign management, Joanne helps clients enhance their competitiveness and achieve business objectives using effective communication strategies.
Joanne has extensive board level consultancy experience, having worked with a diverse range of organisations in the public and private sectors worldwide. Her work has included advising government departments, international trade and investment agencies, major corporations, professional services firms and entrepreneurs.
She is currently managing director and joint owner of Prowse & Company Limited, an award-winning boutique PR and marketing consultancy, which operates across a wide range of industry sectors.
Joanne has established EVEnet, a social enterprise company which embraces the 'Big Society' ethos and champions women's enterprise by supporting those considering self-employment or career progression to board level.
Formerly, she was also a non executive director of Surrey Connects Local Enterprise Partnership and sat on the IoD's national membership committee.
Joanne holds full membership of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Institute of Directors (IoD).
She is a former member of the Foreign Press Association and the BBC Advisory Panel.
Joanne began her career at the BBC in London, prior to joining worldwide PR consultancy Hill & Knowlton.