Jo Stanford joined Amadeus in 2014 at her current position of Managing Director, EMEAI.

Prior to joining Amadeus Hospitality, Jo served as Group IT Director for the De Vere Group, one of the UK’s leading independent hospitality companies, where for eight years she was responsible for leading the strategy and deployment of IT and eCommerce solutions across the entire portfolio. During her time at De Vere Group, Jo also took on a four year tenure (2008 – 2012) as a non-Executive Director of Millenium Stadium Plc (home of Wales Rugby Football Union), where as a member of the board, she was responsible for advising on strategy and corporate governance.

Before joining De Vere Group, Jo served for six years as Group IT Director EMEAI for consulting engineers Parsons Brinckerhoff. Prior to serving as an IT Director, Jo’s career was in sales & marketing, culminating in a number of senior executive roles in a variety of commercial areas including clothing manufacture, IT training and hospitality.

Jo undertook post graduate education at Liverpool University gaining a distinction in Business Administration. In addition, Jo has served time as a voluntary mentor to young entrepreneurs through the Prince’s Trust.