Sister Joan is originally from the Irish province where she spent several years as a qualified teacher of Home Economics. She joined the English province over twenty years ago and has since been responsible for the care of the elderly sisters at Felixstowe. She has experience of governance within the Irish province as well as in the English province. She has been the Charity Administrator since January 2017. She is a Governor at Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College, Willesden.