Joe is Chief Executive of NCG. Previously Joe was Deputy Chief Executive of the Home Group, Chief Executive of Tees Valley Regeneration, and was a Director, Corporate Banking in Barclays PLC. Joe is a Trustee of Arts Council England, and Chairs the board of Arts Council North East. He is also a senior non-executive Trustee of Durham University, where he chairs the Finance & General Purposes Committee. Trustee since 2013.