Job title: Chief Executive and Co-Founder
Josie is Chief Executive and co-founder of Creative Access, one of the UK’s leading diversity organisations.
Established in 2012, Creative Access supports young people from under-represented backgrounds into employment; to access creative careers and secure both jobs and paid training opportunities in creative companies. They provide a range of services to companies, from recruitment to employer training and consultancy. A not-for-profit social enterprise, Creative Access works with over 300 creative companies including ITV, Pan Macmillan, the National Theatre, Apple, Tate and Hachette. It has placed over 1,0200 young people in paid 3 - 12 month internships (including over 200 in 40+ publishing companies) and has provided employability support to more than 25,000 young people.
Josie is a former Director of London communications consultancy, Lexington Communications and press advisor to the Mayor of London. She has many years’ experience working with corporates, Government, charities and community groups. A school Governor, mum of three and self-¬confessed bookworm, she is passionate about ensuring equal access to the creative industries for all young people. was listed in the top 100 most influential people in Publishing in the UK in 2017 and 2018 by the Bookseller and was twice shortlisted in the Publishing & Writing category in The Hospital Club’s 100 awards for her contribution to the creative industries.