Joe studied Politics and International Relations at the University of York and started his career as a mental health paralegal for a legal aid law firm in Islington, where he represented clients sectioned under the Mental Health Act across London.
Prior to joining ICG, Joe was part of the National Graduate Development Programme at the Local Government Association, the national voice of local government. On the NGDP programme, Joe worked in corporate legal services, the policy directorate, the public affairs team and local government support. Within the public affairs team he provided comprehensive support on the delivery of campaigns and Westminster events as well as providing targeted analysis of activity within Parliament. During his two years at the LGA, Joe worked closely with a number of local authority Leaders and Chief Executives.