A Kellogg Scholar, Joe and his wife Carolyn live on their 640ha irrigated sheep and beef property in the Awatere Valley in Marlborough.
His current directorships include Farmlands Co-operative which last year turned over $2.5b, a Trustee and Director of a large neighbouring property, and a Director of Rimanui Farms, a large corporate farming business with properties in New Zealand and Australia.
He chairs Terra Vitae Vineyards, a publicly owned viticulture company owning 400ha of vineyards in Marlborough and Hawke's Bay. He is Chairman of ANZPAC Oils Ltd, the distributor of Gulf Oil for New Zealand Australia and the Pacific Islands and is also Chairman of the Robinson Group of companies, a large family business based in Blenheim.
His past governance roles have included PPCS, Silver Fern Farms, The Equitable Group, Destination Marlborough, Marlborough Lines and Nelson Electricity.
Joe is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and a committee member for the Nelson Marlborough Branch.