"Mr. Joe Irvin has been Chief Executive of Navca at Prospectus Ltd. since March 2012. Prior to this key appointment, Mr. Irvin was chief special advisor to John Prescott in his role as Deputy Prime Minister, and worked in the policy unit at 10 Downing Street when Gordon Brown was Prime Minister. He previously served as director of public affairs at the British Airports Authority and director of parliamentary affairs at the RSPB, and finished working as an adviser to the Communication Workers Union."  He studied PPE at Oxford University in 1977 and gained an MSc in Politics and Government at Birkbeck in 2003. 
Resources and articles
- businessweek Joe Irvin, organizational web page, accessed December 16, 2013.