Iain Smale | Founder | Director and Managing Director

Iain Smale, Pangolin Associates Managing Director and Founder Iain is one of the pioneers in carbon management and carbon neutrality services in Australia. He started the Carbon Planet Sydney operations in 2007, then became one of the founding directors of Pangolin Associates in 2010. As Pangolin’s Managing Director Iain has grown a highly specialised team and a suit of services that compete with top consultancies in the sector. Today Pangolin Associates is one of the leading firms in Australia with clients from every industry.

Iain is considered one of the most knowledgeable and experienced providers for the Australian Government endorsed Climate Active carbon neutral certification program. With his guidance, his consultants have taken numerous organisations through the rigorous processes for certification, many clients became first movers in their industries. Today Iain leads an expanded team providing services for more challenging science-based net-zero strategies in a decarbonising society.

Iain is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD), and a member of the Carbon Market Institute (CMI). He regularly provides commentary for media and speaks at business events about the impacts and opportunities in a carbon constrained economy. Iain has also been a judge for Australian sustainability awards since 2016, including the Sydney Business Awards and the National Banksia Sustainability Awards.

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