Joanne Pollard

Operations Director UK

I’ve worked within the student and build to rent sector for over eight years at Director level; working for The Mansion Group and Fresh Property Group, and also ran my own consultancy business, Wellfield Associates. I enjoy the immediacy of the student sector, and have a particular emphasis on delivering fantastic results through truly excellent people.

I started my career in HR and training, working for UK financial services household names such as Legal & General and Abbey National. Whilst at Abbey, I got the operational bug, and moved into Call Centre Management and ultimately became a Head of Service. I continued my operational career at BUPA, and then moved on to become the Chief Executive of a not for profit business consultancy and investment organisation, working with businesses in Yorkshire across all aspects of the low carbon agenda. Whilst at CO2 Sense, I have the heady claim to fame that I was voted one of Yorkshire’s top 100 influential business people!