"Joe joined Macmillan’s Board in December 2005... Joe was Director General of HM Prison Service in England and Wales, and Permanent Secretary of the Northern Ireland Office from 1997 until his retirement in 2005. He was appointed as the Home Office’s first Identity Commissioner in October 2009. "
- Chair, Koestler Trust 
- Trustee, Macmillan Cancer Support
- Advisory Board, Relationships Foundation