Joel is a diversity and ethical business specialist with a successful track record in strategic and operational leadership. He has delivered innovative programmes for a wide variety of high-profile clients in the private, public and NGO sectors spanning 30 years. Joel is a seasoned leaders who has been influential in a number of prominent national agencies and is considered a quality leader and project manager.
Joel has extensive Board experience at senior levels having gained it in the roles of – Member of the UK Home Office Advisory Council on Race, Merseyside Business Links Board Member, National Lottery North West Board Member, Chair the National Urban Forum, Commissioner on the Deakin Commission into the Future of the Voluntary Sector and National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) Board member. He has worked with global figures such as, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and the leaders of a number of Caribbean and African states. During 2012-14 Joel was the Chief Operation Officer for the Tutu Foundation where he was responsible for developing the organisations structures and fundraising. He was also responsible for liaison between the UK Foundation and Desmond Tutu Foundation in South Africa.
Joel is an engaging facilitator who has designed and delivered training on diversity, leadership, and change management for a range of high profile multi-national clients including Glaxo SmithKline, Goldman Sachs, Powergen, as well as The UK House of Commons and other Government agencies. He has worked extensively developing innovative diversity management programmes and training staff in the UK’s National Health Service where he sat as an expert advisor on race equality to the Care Quality Commission (the NHS regulator). He is an experienced presenter with over 30 years’ experience facilitating Executive Level workshops. His most recent high-profile commission was providing Leadership and Change Management programmes for the Senior Civil Service of the Botswana Government.