Joanne O'Connor

Operations Director

t: +44 (0)7739 345946


A part-qualified actuary, an experienced recruiter and now Operations Director. Joanne has a very varied role at Star Actuarial and is responsible for all operational tasks (and a bit of Consulting from time-to-time!). She is involved in everything that is needed behind the scenes to run an efficient and successful recruitment company.


Joanne graduated from Durham University in 2001 with a 2:1 BA Hons in Business Finance. She then joined Entegria (now XPS) as an Actuarial Student specialising in pensions consultancy. In 2004, Joanne moved into recruitment, joining Reed Actuarial. Joanne enjoyed great success during her 7 years at Reed Actuarial and was the most successful permanent recruitment consultant across the whole UK business in 2006 and 2007. She was promoted to Business Manager of the Actuarial team in 2008 and then in 2009 to Area Manager incorporating the UK Actuarial and Banking teams, running two thriving businesses concurrently.

Joanne joined Star Actuarial in January 2012 as Operations Director. Antony Buxton commented “This is a key appointment for us. We are delighted that Joanne has joined Star and confident that she will help us achieve our ambitious objectives for 2012 and beyond.”

Memberships and Associations

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) - Graduate