Joseph Gonçalves Metcalf

Senior Adviser to the Chief External and Corporate Affairs Officer at Vodafone

Senior Adviser to the Chief External and Corporate Affairs Officer, Vodafone

Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Joseph advises Vodafone Group’s executive committee on a range of political and policy issues. He focuses particularly on EU affairs and supports the Chairman and the Chief External and Corporate Affairs Officer in their leadership roles at the European Round Table for Industry.

Before joining Vodafone in July 2022, Joseph was a UK civil servant for eight years. His last role was split between the Cabinet Office and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, where he advised the Prime Minister, Lord Frost and the Foreign Secretary on UK-EU relations and the governance of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). His portfolio included trade in services, investment, digital, energy and transport.

Joseph spent most of his Civil Service career at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). As the department’s Head of EU Negotiation Strategy, he negotiated the digital trade title of the TCA and wrote a section of the May government's Chequers white paper. Joseph has been a private secretary to two ministers for digital. He has completed secondments to Sweden’s foreign ministry and a European commissioner's cabinet.

Joseph read German and history at King's College London. He represented DCMS as a delegate to Chatham House for over two years.

  • 11 March 2022, 5:30pm

    Democracy and distrust after the pandemic

    The 2022 Dr Seng Tee Lee Lecture was delivered by Professor Shelia Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard Kennedy School.

  • 21 October 2021, 3pm

    CSaP annual meeting & reception 2021

    On 21 October 2021, CSaP hosted its first in-person networking event since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The annual meeting and reception, held at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London, provided an opportunity for 115 public policy professionals, industry leaders, and researchers to meet and share their experiences to improve decision-making.