Jo Porter

Leadership Facilitator HB8

Jo Porter is the Founder and Director of Leading Lighter, a coaching and consulting business working with leaders in STEMM, applied research, and academia. Jo has over 20 years’ experience in learning and leadership development, including 13 years working for Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO in various leadership development roles.  

Jo’s experience includes design and facilitation of leadership development programs from Director level to front line, either as single programs or a whole curriculum, covering foundation topics through to more complex, adaptive, whole-system leadership challenges.  

Jo has a master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Melbourne where her final project was enabling women leaders in STEMM to access, generate, and manage their energy so they can thrive in the face of significant challenges. Jo is originally from the UK and lives in Brisbane, Australia with her husband Mal, and two sons.