Jo Portlock

Jo Portlock currently works as the VP of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions (part of RELX). Her work includes implementing the business D&I Strategy, delivering unconscious bias and conscious inclusion education, diverse talent sponsorship programmes, psychological safety and running a global network of 25 employee resource groups. She is passionate that diverse teams working in inclusive cultures drive better results, improves wellbeing, and give companies a true competitive edge. In addition, Jo is responsible for the companies’ early careers strategy, which focuses on opportunities for women in STEM and socio-economic advancement. Jo’s role also includes overall leadership for Wellbeing and Wellness, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Green sustainability goals of net zero before 2040. Prior to that, Jo worked as a Global HR leader for Reed Business Information, supporting the I.C.I.S. energy, petrochemical and recyclable commodity data business and Corporate Support Functions teams. Jo has worked in HR for over 20 years, previously for Reed Business Information, O2 Telefonica, the Co-operative Group and Carphone Warehouse.