Jo Edghill is a co-Founder and Director of Megapower Ltd. in Barbados. Jo lived overseas for 10 years working on a range of rural development initiatives in Asia and the South Pacific, including a European Union funded democratic governance project in Papua New Guinea, before returning to Barbados in October 2011.
Jo recognised a distinct market opportunity, for electrified transport, powered by renewables, and jointly formed Megapower Ltd. in February 2013. Megapower’s vision is for a network of publicly accessible charging stations, powered by renewable resources, enabling the rapid uptake of electric vehicles in Barbados and the Caribbean. Megapower is now seen as the Caribbean’s leading Electric Vehicle Specialist Garage, currently working in 8 Caribbean countries.
Jo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance, Accounting and Management and a Master of Arts in International Development from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. Her Masters’ Thesis ‘Banana Wars, What Next for Dominica and the Windwards?’ in 2004 involved research into the preferential trade agreement between Europe and ACP countries.
Jo is passionate about competitiveness and energy security, especially as it relates to enabling the Caribbean to be a leading tourism market. Alongside her work as Director of Megapower, Jo has provided consultancy support to infoDev’s Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean and the Compete Caribbean Program, through the Inter-American Development Bank.