As Senior Manager, Joel supports the Ventures team through strategic management, strategy and engagement, program design and evaluation, partnership formation, and supporting strategic entrepreneurship planning and activities.

Prior to joining Ventures, Joel worked in the UQ International Development team, as a Senior Coordinator for Strategic Initiatives. He has been involved in supporting the university engage with the broader global development sector, including as a speaker, partnership broker, and program manager. Joel played a key role in the development of the Global Development Impact Plan and the creation of the Global Development Hub in 2021.

Joel’s deep experience across the Global Development and Social Impact sectors has focused on supporting innovative solutions to global challenges through innovation, enterprise, and community engagement. He is passionate about supporting individuals and communities to explore new ideas, challenge assumptions and build innovative solutions to local and global problems. Joel is an impact entrepreneur, supporting global development organisations, and communities through access to news, fostering collaborations and unearthing innovative approaches to achieve the SDG's.