CEO, International Fibre Centre (IFC)
IFC is the only organisation in Australia that provides funding for skills and knowledge development specifically for the textile and fibre industry.
IFC has a strong focus on bridging the gap between the training services currently provided and the changing needs of industry. Effective training programs, sustainable business growth, better-skilled staff and sharing more industry intelligence are key elements of the IFC’s funding mandate
The IFC Board of Directors represents the interests of various textile industry sectors and directors are appointed by the Minister for Regional and Rural Development and Minister for Skills and Workforce Participation.
With over 30 years textile industry experience, Joseph has been employed by leading organisations such as Godfrey Hirst, Pacific Dunlop, Bradmill Textiles, Huyck Australia and Classweave Industries. His experience includes processing exposure to wool, cotton, synthetics and fibre blends. Fibre to fabric manufacturing experience in the apparel, Manchester, carpet and nonwoven sectors. He has held positions in quality assurance, process and development engineering and mill management senior executive roles. Extensive experience in establishing green field sites, incorporating leading edge technology and best practice. Joseph was educated in business management and applied science.