Joe joined PLMR as a Senior Consultant in June 2016 after six years as an adviser in the office of London Mayor Boris Johnson. He works across a range of PLMR clients, and specialises in understanding technology businesses, the digital economy, life sciences, infrastructure and financial services sectors.
As Special Advisor for Business and Science to Boris Johnson, Joe developed City Hall’s support for London’s tech community and science firms. He secured funding and political support for Med City, a promotional agency for the medical research sector, and launched the Digital Health London initiative. Joe was Strategic Adviser to Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation, Europe’s largest regeneration project, and he has secured political support for several large infrastructure projects across the city.
On behalf of the Mayor, Joe influenced the development of legislation on policing, justice and taxation. Working closely with Deputy Mayor Kit Malthouse (now the Conservative MP for North West Hampshire), Joe delivered an extensive inward investment project targeting business visitors to the London 2012 Olympic Games. He also represented City Hall on the Government’s Olympics Security Board and managed the Mayor’s relationship with the Metropolitan Police from 2010 to 2012.
Before entering City Hall, Joe worked in the Australian Foreign Service. He went on to be appointed to the Australian High Commission in London, where he represented the Australian government on trade and regulatory issues in the UK and the European Commission, including negotiating on its behalf at the 2009 G20 summit.
Joe holds degrees in Arts and Economics, and has a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the Australian National University in Canberra. He speaks Dutch and Japanese.