Appointed as an Independent Governor in February 2022.
Joy Lo Dico is a columnist for the Financial Times and owner of Voltaire's Wood, 120 acres of woodland in Gloucestershire. For the Financial Times she writes about life and culture with a focus on reactions to the ecological crisis. Voltaire's Wood is a project to restore and revive a semi-ancient natural woodland through the involvement of people with nature. Previously, Joy was an executive editor of the London Evening Standard and also founded Trouble, the talks club for women. She currently also sits on Purpose Union's Climate Council and divides her time between London and Stroud.
Joy sits on Nominations Committee.