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In Celebration of International Women's Day, We Honour Jo-Anne Clifford, As She Recently Marked An Incredible 40-year Journey Within Harcourts.

Serving as the company's Chief Operations Officer, Jo has been an integral part of Harcourts' success, both locally and globally.

Mike Green, Harcourts International Managing Director, lauds Jo's steadfast dedication to the Harcourts’ values, noting, "With a career spanning 40 years, Jo's commitment and passion for the company are unparalleled."

From her humble beginnings as an Accounts Clerk, Jo has been instrumental in numerous milestones in Harcourts' history.

She played a pivotal role in establishing Harcourts' headquarters in Wellington and was crucial in the management buyout that safeguarded Harcourts' independence.

Throughout her tenure, Jo has been a driving force behind Harcourts' strategic growth, including the expansion into Australia and the development of innovative real estate systems.

Her leadership has solidified Harcourts' position as a leader in the industry, with the Harcourts website remaining the most viewed real estate site in New Zealand.

Beyond her professional achievements, Jo has been a beacon of community engagement through her involvement with the Harcourts Foundation, the charitable arm of the company. She has also championed industry advancements by advocating for new regulations and standards.

Bryan Thomson, Managing Director of Harcourts New Zealand, applauds Jo's exceptional work ethic and her dedication to the people of Harcourts, ensuring that she consistently exceeds expectations. 

In 2013, Jo-Anne Clifford was rightfully inducted into the Harcourts Hall of Fame, a testament to her profound contributions. Jo expresses genuine care for every member of the Harcourts family and in her own words, her “joy” in witnessing their success and growth within the company.

Thank you, Jo, for your unwavering dedication and for being a source of inspiration. Happy International Women's Day


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