Joe Ball is a longstanding LGBTIQA+ advocate and CEO of Switchboard Victoria. Joe believes in grassroots solutions to systemic issues and draws upon LGBTIQA+ history and the work of LGBTIQA+ activists who have paved the way to guide his work. Joe is a member of the Expert Advisory Group for the federal government’s 10-Year LGBTIQ+ Health and Wellbeing Plan. Joe also sits on the community advisory committee for 1800RESPECT.
In 2020, Joe was honoured as an award recipient in the 50 Outstanding LGBTI+ Leaders in Australia. Joe proudly identifies as a transgender man and uses the pronouns he/him.
Joe works and lives on the lands of the Kulin Nation in Narrm (Melbourne, Victoria).