Early life & migration
He migrated to Australia in 1959 on board the Greek ship Queen Frederica and eventually settled in Fawkner. He attended RMIT to attain his electrical licence and worked for May Oatway Fire Alarms for 30 years, working his way up from electrical mechanic to chief estimator/sales engineer.
Broadmeadows City Council
In 1983 he was elected as member for Broadmeadows Council, and was elected Mayor in 1986 and again in 1990. He remained on the Council for 12 years until the councils were amalgamated in 1994.
Joe is married to Enrichetta Aquilina and they have two children, Moira and David.