John Pinkard has over 23 years of consultancy experience and is passionate about creating value for clients by influencing how people travel.

As the founder and Managing Director of Ansons Consulting John helps clients improve their financial and environmental performance and deliver positive social and policy outcomes by identifying and delivering sustainable, low-carbon travel and transport solutions.

In 2013 John stepped out of the business for a year to undertake an interim post with the Tasmanian Climate Change Office in Australia. Through this role he contributed towards the development and revision of a range of climate change policies and strategies, including a significant focus on measuring and mitigating emissions from transport.

Prior to setting up Ansons Consulting in 2011 John spent nearly a decade working for a small handful of respected Australian and UK transport consultancies. Commissions included projects to measure, monitor and reduce transport carbon emissions, as well as projects designed to influence travel behaviour and enhance transport services and infrastructure.

During 2001-02 John worked for the City of Fremantle and the Town of East Fremantle in Western Australia, helping deliver a large-scale travel behaviour change programme. This ground-breaking initiative generated significant shifts in the travel behaviour of thousands of residents, employees and school pupils.

During the 1990’s John owned and operated a management consultancy business in Perth, Western Australia, providing facilitation, training and change management services to a wide range of clients, including health facilities, community care service providers, universities and a range of private companies.

In addition to the above, John holds or has held a number of other (mainly voluntary) roles, including:

In addition to the above, John holds or has held a number of other (mainly voluntary) roles, including:

  • Member of the Board of Trustees for Carplus, a charity that promotes car clubs and shared transport in the UK.
  • Member of the Grant Panel assessing funding bids for the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.
  • Chair and Vice-Chair of the board of sustainable transport charity Transform Scotland.
  • Member of the Transport Sub-Group of Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group.
  • Expert Evaluator for the European Commission’s EICI CIP-IEE programme.
  • Judge for the UK Green Business Awards.
  • Leader of a series of widely acclaimed campaigns that aimed to reduce unnecessary car use by promoting the benefits of sustainable transport. These campaigns were subsequently showcased by the United Nations at the World Summit on Sustainable Development.

A skilled communicator, John is regularly invited to give lectures, provide training and speak at a range of local, national and international events. For example, he has spoken at the United Nations’ Commission on Sustainable Development, Clean Air Initiative’s (Asian Development Bank) “Better Air Quality” conference, European Transportation Conference, Edinburgh Festival of Politics and the UK Transport Practitioners’ Meeting.

When required, John’s experience and skills are supplemented by expertise found in his wide network of associates, which includes transport planners, environmental experts, behaviour change specialists, academics, social researchers, marketing practitioners and carbon management professionals.