Jo Clayton - Director
Jo is a director of Acumen International, Auckland Rugby League, and a Trustee of the Carlaw Heritage Trust. She chairs the boards of North Harbour Vehicles, New World Motors and Auckland Motor Vehicles. She also advises a number of companies which are establishing their governance processes and setting up advisory boards.
Jo founded Acumen International in 2001, a leadership and executive development practice. In this capacity, she has been involved with the design and facilitation of many senior leadership and executive effectiveness programmes across a range of sectors. She is a skilled facilitator and executive coach and is accredited in a number of tools including Lominger, TMS and MBTI.
Jo contracts to the Icehouse, Auckland University’s Business Growth Centre where she facilitates on programmes with private and owner managed businesses as part of the Directing Team. She also works with her own clients assisting them with realising their growth ambitions.
Jo also works with a number of boards where she provides one on one coaching for their management teams. Additionally she advises and facilitates both planning and the strategic process. Jo also addresses capability and capacity issues within companies to enable them to achieve their aspirations. She ensures that mechanisms are in place, that management are implementing plans and meeting the board monitoring requirements.
Jo has a broad range of commercial experience in retail, manufacturing, building and professional services. She has held a range of senior executive and general management roles – including international assignments – with Mobil Oil, Fletcher Building and The Warehouse. She has an MBA and a B.Ed. from Otago University.