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Jo Patterson





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Jo is the CEO and founder of Bod Australia, which delivers premium, proven and trusted products for both the consumer markets and medical markets using CBD and Cannabis derived ingredients. It takes acuity to navigate and pioneer in this complex and growing industry, however her considerable business experience makes her the ideal person to do it.


Bod Australia is far from Jo’s first foray into founding: she has been building and leading companies for over two decades. Jo’s business acumen easily lends itself to emerging start-ups and large enterprises alike. After all, any business can benefit from high-level expertise.


Jo has established herself as a leader and trusted voice in the burgeoning Australian hemp and medicinal CBD industry. She is highly regarded for her knowledge of the health and wellness industry, governance and policy, corporate strategy and business operations.
“I started Bod australia in 2014 with a really simple vision, to combine my passion for healthcare and plant medicine.”

The Details

With experience as a CEO, managing director and founder, Jo is highly skilled at developing growth strategies, leading executives, executing deals, and identifying innovation opportunities. She excels at leading, advising and growing businesses, and is an asset to Australia’s entrepreneurial community. She has significant experience in the health, wellness and beauty industries, and is passionate about actively improving peoples’ wellbeing through complementary products.


  • 2000 Finalist, Telstra Business Woman of Year
  • 2004 Winner, Sydney Business Review Business Woman of Year
  • 2016, Listed Bod Australia on the ASX

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