MSt, University of Oxford
MMus and BMus, King’s College London
As Director of Lifelong and Continuing Education, Joe oversees a portfolio that includes Study Abroad, Gap Year, Professional and Executive Education and related programs. He is part of the Management Team for Sotheby’s Institute of Art and is involved in new program development and partnerships across the Institute’s campuses. Prior to joining Sotheby’s Institute in 2019, Joe worked as a creative producer and educator for The National Trust, V&A and The Courtauld Institute of Art.
As London Creative Director for The National Trust his major projects had the dual purposes of expanding that organisation’s relevance for new audiences and pushing at the boundaries of ‘heritage’ as commonly construed. A number of those projects were simultaneously applauded and critiqued across print and broadcast media and have since been the subject of funded research projects at UCL and universities internationally.
He is regularly invited as an advisor, speaker or broadcast commentator on his main areas of interest: heritage, its institutions, cultures, boundaries and future directions; innovation in education and learning; architecture and design from 1850 to 2000.
Joe holds graduate degrees in the history of design and musicology from the University of Oxford and King’s College London. The latter was supported by a full bursary awarded by St Paul’s Cathedral, London, where Joe was later a member of the Arts Policy and Planning Committee. He has also been a member of the Southbank Centre’s Heritage Advisory Group and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.