Joe Irvin is the Chief Executive of the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action in the United Kingdom. succeeding Kevin Curley.
He was a British Labour Party politician who was a political advisor to Gordon Brown. He used to work for the Transport and General Workers' Union and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds RSPB He has in the past worked for John Prescott and as director of public affairs for BAA.
He is married to Diana Holland, Assistant General Secretary of Unite trade union and Treasurer of the Labour Party.