Joanna Potter

Deputy company secretary


I am responsible for leading a small team to support the Jisc group governance structure and our relationship with our core funders.

I support the boards of the companies in the Jisc group (Jisc, Jisc Services Limited and Jisc Commercial Limited) and the audit and risk management, nominations and governance and finance and treasury committees.

I ensure that the Jisc group company records are kept in accordance with applicable laws and that the Jisc group demonstrates excellence in governance.


I have worked for Jisc for a number of years, primarily in support of Jisc's current and previous governance structure, when I was secretary to a number of Jisc sub-committees, working closely with Jisc's services and innovation teams across Jisc.

I am a graduate member of ICSA The Governance Institute, having completed a formal chartered secretary qualification in February 2017. I also hold a Master's degree in information and library management from the University of Bristol