Dr. Jo Spratt is the Advocacy and Campaigns Director (A&C) at Oxfam NZ. Every day, Jo puts her academic knowledge about how to change policy into practice, influencing government and corporate behaviour to protect our planet and enable people to thrive. Prior to her doctorate studies Jo worked as a consultant in various Pacific Island Countries. She was Director at the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s Pacific Regional Office, and International Director at Family Planning in New Zealand.
Jo is also a registered nurse and co-founded NZADDs, a voluntary network of New Zealand international development thinkers and doers. Jo has qualifications in political science, nursing, public health, and international development. She has lived and worked in several Pacific Island Countries over the past fifteen years. Jo aims to nurture systems that allow every person to live a healthy, fulfilling life of opportunity.