Joanne Browne appointed ESPA training director

Browne brings 25 years of experience working in the spa and wellness industry to the role


By Wendy Golledge

18 October 2023

ESPA has hired Joanne Browne as it’s new training director to build on the brand’s commitment to providing high-level education, training and product innovation.

Browne brings with her a wealth of knowledge in the spa and wellness industry after 25 years encompassing private practice, senior management, training and consultancy in Europe and Asia.

As well as a BSc (Hons) in Health Science and Complementary Therapies, Browne is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists.

She is also a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapies and Yoga Alliance Professionals.

ESPA at King Street Townhouse Gym & Spa, Manchester

Deeper therapeutic offerings

Browne established herself in private practice in London, specialising in herbal medicine, aromatherapy and bodyworks.

She spent four years living and working in southeast Asia as a spa consultant responsible for the opening of a network of spas for Intercontinental Hotel Group.

These included the world’s largest indoor Hot Springs Spa in Hainan, China.

“I am passionate about creating truly exceptional wellness experiences that will uplift and nourish both the clients to receive and the therapists to deliver.”

Joanne Browne

Training director, ESPA

“It’s a very exciting time to be returning to training and product innovation as the sector continues to evolve and demands deeper therapeutic offerings,” said Browne.

In her new role, Browne will drive ESPA’s training practices and product innovation, working closely with spa partners to integrate brand identity, expand offerings and deliver education.

Daniel Golby

"Jo's incredible experience in the spa and wellness industry, along with her passion and extensive knowledge of eastern and western modalities, will significantly support ESPA's brand ambitions for the future. With education at the heart of our brand, I am delighted to have Jo onboard."

Daniel Golby

Managing director, ESPA

Therapies rooted in traditional healing

“Outstanding education is integral to ESPA’s philosophy and I will continue to support their world class training by advancing processes to further enhance practices globally,” added Browne.

“I will also work to grow ESPA’s treatments, focusing on deeper therapeutic outcomes rooted in trusted, traditional healing techniques.”

ESPA Life At Corinthia London

Last month, ESPA appointed Samantha Ashton to the role of director of spa, UK & Ireland.

As part of its ongoing development process, the brand opened its first ESPA Life in the Middle East this spring, ESPA Life at Waldorf Astoria Lusail, Doha.

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