Joe joined PLMR as a senior consultant in June 2016 after six years as a senior advisor to the mayor of London, Boris Johnson. At PLMR Joe specialises in understanding technology businesses, the digital economy, life sciences, and financial services sectors. He works with the PLMR’s largest clients in these sectors, including pharmaceutical giant Reckitt Benckiser on their Brexit work. As special advisor for business and science to the mayor of London, Joe developed City Hall’s support for the capital’s life sciences and medtech businesses. He managed the promotion of London as a destination for foreign healthcare investment, and launched the Digital Health London initiative. Joe delivered an extensive inward investment project targeting business visitors to the London 2012 Olympic Games. Before entering City Hall, Joe was a diplomat working on trade and regulatory issues in the UK and the European Commission, including negotiating at the 2009 G20 summit. As head of the Brexit unit, Joe leads PLMR’s work advising clients on the opportunities that leaving the European Union will present for businesses active in the UK.