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.

Philip Glennie joined Ansons Consulting as a Senior Consultant in September 2017. He has 20 years' experience at a national, regional and local level, working in and with third sector organisations, local government and health authorities, further and higher education bodies, and the Scottish Government.


He has successfully delivered varied and targeted programmes, projects, engagement opportunities and initiatives designed to foster changes to travel behaviour; encouraging and enabling people to walk, cycle and use shared transport for everyday journeys.  He enjoys working creatively and collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders and developing and maintaining effective partnerships.

Philip moved from Sustrans Scotland, where – as Smarter Choices Manager since 2012 – he planned, delivered and evaluated the impacts of a wide portfolio of projects designed to influence travel behaviour.  Over the five years, he expanded the team from 10 to 40 with many of the team being embedded in partner local authorities and health boards.

Prior to Sustrans, Philip was seconded to Transport Scotland to continue the delivery of the pilot programme ‘Smarter Choices, Smarter Places’ where he worked closely with seven local authorities developing projects to increase active travel and public transport use and reduce car use.

Between 2006 and 2010 before his secondment, Philip was based in Glasgow with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport where he was involved in the travel planning initiatives with partner organisations as well as the development, delivery and monitoring of the Smarter Measures; Walking and Cycling; and Access to Healthcare Action Plans as part of the Regional Transport Strategy.

He joined South Lanarkshire Council as one of their Access Development Officers in 2002 to take forward the requirements of the Land Reform Scotland Act (2003), including developing the Outdoor Access Strategy and developing the community engagement elements for the Core Path Plan.

Before 2002 Philip spent a number of years after graduating working as a Countryside Ranger delivering environmental education programmes.

When required, Ansons supplements the experience and skills it offers by expertise found in a wide network of associates, which includes transport planners, environmental and sustainability experts, behaviour change specialists, academics, social researchers, marketing practitioners and carbon management professionals.