Jo Sainsbury is Managing Director of iMET, an advanced technical training centre, providing specialist training to the built environment, manufacturing and technology sectors.
Jo, who has extensive experience of the engineering industry and a passion for emerging technologies, is a former Associate Director at Arup, where she led multi-disciplinary engineering design teams. She has spent 16 years as a structural engineer, working on many UK and international projects.
Jo is passionate about building design and the benefit of collaboration, to achieve successful buildings, which are appropriate for those who will live, work and study in them. Following completion of a post-graduate Masters degree in Inter-Disciplinary Design for the Built Environment, at the University of Cambridge, she joined the industry advisory panel to help shape future development of the course.
Jo seeks to bring her expertise to iMET, developing an industry-led, innovative training model to meet business demand, whilst promoting collaboration across the built environment, manufacturing and technology industries, through cross-sector learning.