Joe is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Multicultural Council of the NT Inc (MCNT). As a Certified Practicing Accountant (FCPA) Joe has worked in both the NT Government and Commonwealth Government in a range of senior management positions for over 35 years in the NT. Whilst with the Commonwealth, Joe devoted some 7 years with the then Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission focusing on quality assurance, project management, audit supervision and Ministerial reporting.
Subsequent periods were devoted in helping to establish and monitor Aboriginal Community Controlled health services throughout the NT as well as project management of Indigenous health programs. Joe also spent about 4 years with program delivery of Indigenous Art, Broadcasting, Language, Culture and Sports programs. When with the NT Government Joe was involved with internal and external audit delivery and was with the Office of the Auditor-General for some 8 years. Joe is passionate about promoting, preserving and maintaining cultural identity, language and heritage, having been a community radio broadcaster and an in-house trainer for over 25 years.
Joe is also a strong advocate for the Ethnic Community and promotes Territory issues on a national level at both the Federation of Ethnic Council of Australia (FECCA) and the National Ethnic Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council (NEMBC). Joe is currently the Treasurer of the NEMBC, and the Registrar of the NT Justices’ of the Peace Association. Joe is also on the Board of several community organisations as well as the Community Media Training Organisation and the Settlement Council of Australia.