"My sister was not a complainer. She was a doer." – Kim Leadbeater, Jo's sister


At The Jo Cox Foundation, we forge meaningful partnerships to make a tangible difference on the issues Jo was passionate about.

Our small team work hard to support everyone who is determined to be part of practical efforts to advance the causes Jo championed. We know that by bringing people together to act we are greater than the sum of our parts.

Since September 2016 we have worked on a diverse range of issues including loneliness, the protection of civilians in conflict and supporting women to enter public life. Visit ‘What we have achieved’ to learn more.


The JCF Team

  • Kim Leadbeater, Ambassador

  • Catherine Anderson, CEO

  • Jessica Leach, Campaigns and Operations Manager

  • Parveen Butt, Project Manager, Yorkshire

  • Hortense Humeau, Projects Assistant

  • Siobhan Harley, Great Get Together Campaign Director

  • Jonathan Harty, Campaign Manager

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The Board

  • Jacqui Smith, Former UK Home Secretary

  • Mabel Van Oranje, Chair - Girls Not Brides

  • Eloise Todd, CEO - Best for Britain

  • Jane Brady, Barrister - Cornwall Street Barristers

  • Steve Morris, Managing Partner - Portland Communications

  • Samantha Vickers, Headteacher - Upper Batley High School