Jo Burston is a leading entrepreneur and founder and CEO of Inspiring Rare Birds, which promotes entrepreneurship for women. She is also the CEO of the workforce-solutions company, Job Capital and co-founder of, which promotes entrepreneurship to children and adults. Jo is a serial entrepreneur and is regarded as one of Australia’s most influential female entrepeneurs. In her work at Rare Birds, she meets with many entrepreneurs.

The Governance Leadership Centre speaks to Jo about the types of boards and types of directors that suit emerging ventures, and the benefits of establishing a board early in the life of an emerging venture.