Joe was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1956 (unfortunately, he says, on April 1). His parents moved to London in 1967 and he followed when the trouble started in Belfast in 1970. He came to Australia in 1980, met and married an Australian/Greek women and together they have four children — three girls and a boy. Joe lives in Sydney and freelances as a safety officer, specialising in the construction of high voltage switchyards. He loves music, but especially that from the ’60s. He fell in love with Australian beer and the ‘lucky country’ he now calls home. He’s looking forward to retirement.