Josh joined Pangolin Associates after completing an internship in mid 2020. During his internship he worked on Pangolin’s GHG Assessment benchmarking database, gaining valuable insight into the company. He is based in Melbourne, but assists Pangolin’s teams in all locations.
Josh has over seven years of experience as a Sustainability Compliance Officer, five of those with Ecovantage, an energy efficiency consultancy. In this role he was tasked with reviewing and interpreting regulatory documents, and he developed expertise in the laws governing Australia’s energy efficiency programs. Consequently, he has written and edited compliance plans and training manuals, and assisted in the implementation of efficiency programs in New South Wales, South Australia, and Victoria. For the latter, he ensured that compliance of commercial lighting upgrades was in accordance with the state government’s VEU program.
Josh completed a Masters of Environment at the University of Melbourne, majoring in governance, policy and markets. His focus was the role of business and the importance of stakeholder engagement in implementing and achieving micro and macro sustainability goals. He also pursued conservation projects during his university years. Josh travelled to Cost Rica where he collected ecological data for management, restoration and conservation of the Osa Peninsula forests.
The Ecological Management and Restoration Journal in collaboration with the Nature Conservancy published Josh’s research on private land conservation in Australia in 2018. He presented preliminary findings of this vital research at the Australian Land Conservation Alliance’s annual conservation conference in 2016.