Joe holds a degree in communications from Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh. Prior to joining IBLF, he worked for the Media Trust, delivering tailor-made media training for senior executives and spokespersons for UK charities including RNID and The Guide Association.
Joe leads IBLF's work in India, building a network of companies who are taking action on development challenges in the country. His current priorities are primary education, inclusive business, partnering and maternal & child health.
He previously headed IBLF’s communications team, responsible for building the organisation’s brand, raising its profile and reaching its stakeholders. Highlights included a special report on business and development with the Financial Times - reaching 1.6 million readers worldwide - and the World Business and Development Awards. In 2004, IBLF won the Clarion International Visual Communication Awards for outstanding communication of CSR and sustainable development.
"I’m working with companies to enhance their contribution to social development in India
Joe’s key attributes are: broad-based communication skills and a practical ability to link corporate priorities with the wider development agenda.
His other IBLF activities include leading IBLF's work in sport as a tool for corporate engagement in development.
Check out: Joe's blog articles
Visit: IBLF's India micro-site
Watch: Joe speaks about innovation in India
Read: An editorial from Joe on corporate social responsibility