Jo Holdaway

ESI Media

Jo Holdaway

Jo was appointed Chief Data Officer in November 2016 after 3 years as Director of Strategic and Commercial Data, and having spent the previous 7 years as Digital Commercial Director for ESI Media. Working across The Independent, indy100, London Evening Standard and London Live, Jo is tasked with developing and implementing the data and CRM strategy across the business. In 2015 the team won ‘Best Use of Data’ at the AOP Digital Publishing Awards.
In October 2016 Jo was appointed Chairman of the Association of Online Publishers (AOP).
Jo graduated from Bristol University with a honours degree in biology, and worked for IPC Media for five years in sales for New Scientist, before moving to JC Decaux and The Independent. Jo’s career has been interspersed with travelling, completing an MBA at Ashridge Business School, and having two children.