CEO of fds Director Services Limited. Experienced dealmaker. Motivational Speaker. Trainer. Non-executive Director and Serial Entrepreneur.
Jo Haigh is the CEO and founder of fds, a boutique corporate finance house with bases in London, Birmingham and Yorkshire. Since 1989, Jo has bought and sold approximately 400 businesses, specialising in owner managed companies.
Jo regularly delivers world class and award-winning training courses; specifically written for directors and those who are working towards or aspire to work in a director-level position. This experience, and her first-hand encounter of how she made it to the top, means Jo is able to engage with the audience on many levels and leave them with much more knowledge of the business world.
Jo delivers over 100 events each year and she is a regular presenter for the Institute of Directors on corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions, as well as Vistage and Academy of Chief Executives. She also guest speaks for a number of bespoke events.
Jo has been presented with many prestigious industry awards such as the Business Service Award on behalf of the CBI, First Women Awards, The Sunday Times NED of the Year, in association with Peel Hunt and Business Advisor of the Year from IoD. In addition, Jo is also the author of five bestselling business support books.
Jo also provides board support via her Non-Executive Director appointments for a number of prestigious companies based across England and the Isle of Man.