After 13 years at the Public Law Project, including a stint as the Head of Casework and seven years as the organisational Director, Jo Hickman will be stepping down at the end of 2022.

Elizabeth Prochaska (Chair of the Board of Trustees) said:

“For over a decade, Jo has worked with exceptional skill and dedication to help marginalised individuals and communities hold power to account and get meaningful access to justice.   

“On behalf of the Board and the whole team, I would like to thank Jo for her outstanding leadership, for the difference she has made to the communities we serve, and for the transformational impact she has had on PLP as an organisation.

Jo Hickman said:

I’m so grateful for my time at PLP. It has been a privilege to have had the opportunity to work with and to learn from so many brilliant people – colleagues, clients, partners and friends across the social justice space.

It’s never easy to leave an organisation that you love but I’ve been getting itchy feet and, knowing that PLP will continue to go from strength to strength, it’s the right time for me to go and try some new things out.

Initially I’ll be taking a sabbatical to spend some time travelling with my family. I expect to be back in the UK and planning new work projects in autumn 2023.”

The Board of Trustees is aiming to appoint PLP’s next Director/CEO by the end of the year.