Dr Joseph Britto studied English Literature and Education at what is now St Mary’s University and obtained his doctorate in Education at the University of Sheffield in 2007. He has taught in the secondary and primary sectors in Gibraltar and was appointed Director of Education in 2012. From 2016 to 2018 he was seconded and temporarily promoted to the post of Senior Administrator in the Office of the Chief Secretary to support and assist in matters pertaining to the day-to-day running of the Civil Service, Agencies, Authorities and government-owned companies. Following his retirement in 2018, he was engaged by the Chief Secretary’s Office in an advisory capacity, chiefly on Special Projects relating to development and Service improvement. He also sits as a member of the Law Commission, currently tasked with reviewing Gibraltar’s criminal sentencing law, and is a member of the Drugs Advisory Council.
Dr Britto was a founder member of the Board of Governors of the University of Gibraltar and has been involved with the University project since before its physical inception. He is the Director of the University’s Institute of Education, a member of the New Technologies in Education key advisory group, is involved in PhD supervision, and is an Associate Researcher at the University of Gibraltar. He takes a keen interest in all matters relating to English literature and language, radio communications and information technology; he is a licensed Amateur Radio enthusiast (ZB2ZX) and is an avid reader.