Bruce worked in the building industry and was principal of Joske Consulting Pty Ltd, consulting engineers. He has been involved in many community activities, including the Board of Leibler-Yavneh College and the Finance Committee of Mount Scopus Memorial College. He was appointed to the Board of Emmy Monash in 2001 and supervised the Home’s redevelopment
Bruce retired from the Board in 2008, but remained on several committees. He rejoined the Board in June 2010.