Joe joined PSN in April 2023. His role as Kaitohu Matua is to provide strategic leadership and advice as PSN seeks to engage more fully with Te Ao Māori. Joe also supports PSN’s Kaitakawaenga and Hau Kāinga Rōpū, and other kaimahi Māori across the organisation.
Joe is of Te Rarawa and Te Aupouri descent, an uri of Ngapuhi-nui-tonu. He comes to PSN from a Senior Cultural Advisor role at Te Whatu Ora (Greenlane Hospital, Tamaki Mākaurau) and is also a Director of Haua Partners, which works with organisations to strengthen responsiveness to bicultural practice. Joe has trained and worked as a social worker previously and worked with PSN between 2007 and 2009.