Jo Sands
Director – Interim Practice
"In the middle of difficulty and chaos lies the opportunity for people and businesses to grow - I love fixing problems for people and making a real contribution to business performance, finding the right people at the right time is easy, finding those that can positively impact from day one is how I add value."
Jo Sands is the Director of the Interim Practice at Signium UK, providing strategic counsel and agile resource to organisations seeking exceptional leaders during periods of transformation and change. She is responsible for leading the Interim Practice at Signium, covering all sectors and functions. Over her near 20-year career in interim management, Jo has worked for some of the leading firms in executive search and brings a wealth of experience to her clients. Her recruitment career started in 2001, specialising in Procurement and Supply Chain for the commercial and public sector. Jo then moved into delivering interim leadership across all corporate functions at board level and senior management for the retail, consumer, professional services and B2B sectors. 

Jo now has an enviable track record of successfully placing senior professionals across a range of industries into UK and international organisations. Her clients have included quoted, privately owned, and Private Equity/Venture Capital backed organisations from multi-national companies to challenger brands and SMEs. 

A Hospitality Management graduate, Jo worked with some of the best chefs of our time including-Albert, Michel Roux & Michel Roux Jnr, Anton Edelman, and Raymond Blanc. This led her to work at the Sydney 2000 Olympics as a Distribution Manager. The move to executive search was driven by her exposure at the Olympics and her interest in how organisations can excel through the positive impact made by the right leaders.