Joel attended St David’s Catholic College in Cardiff, studying history, law and economics, serving as Student Union President. Following his A-levels Joel read law at Cardiff University, attaining a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B. Hons). After graduating, Joel remained at Cardiff University to study for the Bar and was Called to the Bar as a barrister of England and Wales also attaining a Masters of Laws (LL.M. Hons).
Whilst studying for his law degree Joel undertook the ILM Course of Workplace Investigator and commenced his work as a qualified workplace investigator in 2017. Since this time Joel has undertaken a significant number of complex workplace investigations and hundreds of investigation interviews.
Outside of professional commitments, Joel enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing racket sports and climbing mountains.
Joel has been a school governor of two local schools in Cardiff for a number of years and is a Director and Trustee of Diverse Cymru and has been an active member of the organisation since joining the Board in 2013. Diverse Cymru is a Welsh charity committed to supporting people facing unlawful forms of discrimination.
Joel is Chairman of the Board of Cartref, a charity based in Cardiff, South Wales. As Chairman of the Board of Directors and Trustees, Joel is responsible for leading the board; ensuring smooth running of board meetings; promoting good governance among fellow charity trustees; providing supervision and support to the CEO; and acting as a figurehead or spokesperson where required.