Britain's first female fast jet pilot appointed as director at PwC

Published at 07:38 AM on 17 November 2016

Britain’s first female fast jet pilot for the RAF, Jo Salter, has joined PwC as a director in its People and Organisation business. Jo’s appointment reinforces the firm’s commitment to recruit veterans and reservists from the Armed Forces.

Jo joined the RAF at the age of 18 to be an Engineering Officer and went on to train as a combat ready pilot. Jo flew the Tornado GR1 in 617 Squadron, the Dambusters, and was a fast jet instructor on the Hawk.

PwC has recruited almost 100 ex-military personnel in recent years and Jo will join its military network which offers support and a community for the veterans and reservists employed by PwC. The firm has been awarded a gold award from the Ministry of Defence for its support and commitment to Defence personnel and this summer it hosted the Red Arrows, Chelsea Pensioners and Cadets at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) in Gloucestershire. Jo brings over 12 years’ experience as a consultant, since leaving the RAF, and has lectured in managing people and organisations at the Open University Business School for over 16 years.

At PwC, Jo will be responsible for digital capabilities within the People and Organisation practice, helping clients maximise their use and interpretation of data, analytics and digital tools to boost employee performance, productivity and wellbeing.

Jo Salter, director at PwC, said:

“I am delighted to be joining PwC, an employer that recognises the value different backgrounds and experience can bring. This is an exciting time to join and I look forward to working with clients to create improved employee experiences through digital technology.”

Jon Andrews, head of technology and investment at PwC, said:

“Jo is an inspiration to all who meet her. Her unique background underscores the business value we place on diversity at PwC and affirms our commitment to recruiting people with a far wider range of skills and backgrounds than ever before. Gone are the days of life-time careers; people like Jo, who can apply their skills whenever and wherever they’re needed are now in high demand. We are particularly excited that Jo will be leading a technology initiative within our People and Organisation business.

“Jo is still an active member of the military community and her commitment mirrors our continued support of the British Armed Forces.”

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Notes for editors

  1. For more information, interviews or photos please contact Felix Ampofo on 07841 468 245 or felix.ampofo@pwc.com

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