Appleyard Lees
Joanne King

Jo is our Managing Director, working across all our offices. She works closely with the partners to develop and implement the firm’s strategic objectives. She leads our highly competent management team to ensure that the day to day operations run smoothly and in a manner which is consistent with the achievement of our overall strategic aims and core values. She is also responsible for leading the finance team and successfully managing the firm’s financial and treasury functions.

Jo is a highly motivated and enthusiastic professional who relishes the challenges of running the Appleyard Lees business. As a Chartered Accountant, Jo has over 17 years experience of working with businesses of all shapes and sizes and a particular expertise within the professional services sector. Notably this includes 10 years post qualification experience with Deloitte LLP, where she specialised in providing audit and advisory services to fast growing entrepreneurial businesses, and particularly large owner managed businesses. Her roles in practice also incorporated managing a substantial client portfolio and so Jo is well placed to support our attorneys in providing exemplary client service.

Jo joined Appleyard Lees in April 2010 as Finance Director, responsible for the commercial and financial management of the firm. Jo was appointed Managing Director in April 2013.