Joanna (Jo) Whittington launched Lothian Change Management in 2011 with the aim of making business life better for owners, managers and employees.

An experienced change manager

With over 20 years’ experience in highly regulated industries, Joanna understands that projects don’t always unfold as expected and that teams sometimes need a helping hand to gel and excel. Using her experience, Joanna will work with you to understand your business and your team so that she can create solutions that will work for you.

Joanna does not arrive with a pre-conceived plan, but she does have a set of tools and alot of experience that she can use to your benefit.

What Joanna can do for you

Joanna has a track record of leading large stakeholder groups to deliver complex transformation projects that drive efficiency and embed genuine change in highly regulated environments. She uses her experience to treat the root cause of business inefficiency to relieve the symptoms and allow your business to thrive.


Joanna is a Chartered Chemical Engineer, having graduated with a degree in Chemical and Process Engineering from Heriot Watt University in 1992. Joanna has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Pollution Control Management.

Joanna is a qualified PRINCE2 Project Manager and an APMG certified Change Manager.



“I have worked with Jo over a 15-year period. Through that time, she has consistently delivered and outperformed on objectives. She has a track record in scoping and leading change management, with a strong focus on stakeholder management supported by strong project management skills. She has a good focus on coaching/mentoring of team members to grow their skills.”

Gordon Reid
Gordon ReidWastewater Asset Strategy Manager - Scottish Water

“A very confident business consultant, with a varied skill set including defining and implementing business change, a skilled facilitator, and business process re-engineering. Also very adept at technical leadership and project management. Can be trusted to deliver and is a very strong communicator (both written and oral). A fantastic team player and can build strong highly functioning teams. I would not hesitate to work with her again in the future.”

Heather Dewing
Heather DewingManaging Consultant - Hawksley Consulting

“I have known Joanna for over two years. I was particularly impressed by her strong communication skills and her approachability. She showed very strong organisational and management abilities, very orderly with the ability to learn quickly. She has a cheerful and positive personality that makes her a joy to work with. At the same time, she displays leadership ability and an innovative mind-set, and she exceeded expectations in her role at Scottish Water. On this basis I therefore enthusiastically recommend her; for any future portfolio of work she is seeking to be awarded.”

Barry Mulholland
Barry MulhollandWaste Management Team Leader - Scottish Water
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