Joanne studied Economics/Law at Sydney University before taking up a role in Johannesburg with Barclays Bank. After returning to Australia she joined the Australian Financial Review and worked in the Federal Press Gallery, then moved to Zurich to join Bloomberg News as Bureau Chief, Switzerland. Upon her return to Australia she rejoined the AFR as Financial Services editor, then was posted to the US as the AFR's Washington correspondent. When she returned to Australia she had three children, then moved to Hong Kong and became managing editor of Asiamoney. Returning to Australia in 2006 she again returned to the AFR as feature writer and Opinion editor, and completed an MBA at Melbourne Business School. She has been editor of Boss Magazine since January 2013.