Joe is an active investor across a range of industries and sectors, including Property Development, Finance, Technology (Fintech and Blockchain) and Agriculture. He has been involved in a number of privately held companies in New Zealand and Australia which include companies such as Ihug, e-Solutions, The Better Drinks Company, Focus Capital, Alleasing, RentPlus and Equipment Leasing and Finance. All of these have been successfully sold to listed entities or Private Equity organisations.
Joe is a Trustee for the Sir Thomas and Lady Duncan Trust, a significant donor to neuromuscular disorders. He, along with his fellow Trustee’s and Gordon, founded the Duncan Foundation, a national support service for people living with neuromuscular conditions and the health professionals who treat and support them. Duncan Foundation provides access to expert assessment and clinical practitioners who understand the management of selected neuro muscular conditions, as well as ongoing support for the person and their families.
Previously, Joe was CEO, Director and Shareholder of Leasing and Finance Limited. This business trades under the Speirs Finance & Yoogo Leasing brands. He spent eight years working in the financial markets for J.P Morgan where his roles and responsibilities included heading up the Interest Rate Derivatives Risk Management Desk in Tokyo as a Vice President. Joe holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Management, Majoring in Economics.