The Team



Jo Bootle

Jo Bootle

Chief Operating Officer


Role at the Foundation

As Chief Operating Officer, Jo is responsible for the infrastructure of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Specifically, she looks after the recruitment and development of the Foundation team, as well as the charity’s financial, legal and governance activities. She has been with the Foundation since the beginning of 2012.

Jo’s background includes being Corporate Affairs Manager at Kingfisher plc, where she was involved in their sponsorship of Ellen’s round the world sailing campaigns. She was involved in a number of communications, strategy and change management projects within the Kingfisher group of companies until 2003. After that, she moved to the Isle of Wight where she worked with Ellen again at OC Sport. Jo lives in Cowes with her partner and two small children, and, when there is time left over, likes to run and do yoga.