Joe Kane-Smith

Manager (South West)

Joe leads our South West office with considerable experience of managing change in complex public sector environments.

He started his career at PwC’s consulting practice where he became a Manager within the Local Public Services and Place-Based Transformation team; leading joint PwC and client teams across private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Joe has a strong passion for social justice and has worked in a range of Voluntary & Community Sector roles, including developing Crisis’s own consultancy service.  His has striven in all of his project and client work to demonstrate that homelessness can be ended, and developed a range of practical tools and resources to support local authority homelessness services.

Joe has also provided research, policy and subject matter expertise to The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, helping them understand the unique role the Foundation can play in ending homelessness.

From 2018 to 2022, Joe was Trustee & Chair of CHAS Bristol; a small inner-city charity helping people stay in their homes through housing advice, advocacy and hands-on support.

Joe holds a BA in Business Economics from the University of Exeter and an MSc in Public Policy from the University of Bristol. He is certified in PRINCE2, APMG Agile Project Management and User-Centric Service Design and Transformation.