Based in New York, Joe has overall management responsibility for the American P&I Club where he has served as Chief Executive for over twenty years. During that period, the Club and its management group have undergone considerable growth and diversification from their original US constituency, and now enjoy a fully global reach, augmented by related facilities, Eagle Ocean Marine and Eagle Ocean America, and served by a worldwide network of dedicated regional offices.
Prior to joining the American Club, Joe worked for other P&I clubs in the United Kingdom and Norway, latterly serving as Chairman of the Marine Division of a leading Lloyd's broker in London. A graduate in law from Oxford University, Joe was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1976. He is currently Vice-Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), a Director (and former President) of the Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey, a former Chairman of the Association of Average Adjusters of the United States, and a Director of New York Maritime, Inc (NYMAR). Joe also serves on the Classification Committee of the American Bureau of Shipping, and the US Advisory Committee of Lloyd's Register of Shipping.