Thomas Hodgson



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Thomas is an Environmental Engineer with broad industry experience as a carbon and energy specialist, and management consultant. Thomas has a deep knowledge and experience of carbon regulatory schemes; the positioning of large emitters in these regulatory frameworks and innovations and opportunities to respond. He has built his career around understanding and solving the decarbonisation challenge.

Beginning his career with the Department of Environment as an industrial project assessor, Thomas then joined the Department of Climate Change as a specialist advisor on the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting scheme (NGERs) where he worked to establish the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) and implementation of the Carbon Pricing Mechanism. During that time, he also maintained his position as a technical lead on a project to quantify emissions from landfill for which he was awarded the CER CEO Award for Excellence in Data Provision.

Following the completion of his MBA, Thomas moved into management consulting with EY and a boutique Perth-based consultancy where he supported projects across the Health, Defence, Digital and Human resources sectors, as well as mining, transport and heavy industrial sectors. 

Regularly assisting companies to manage their risk, reduce regulatory burdens and drive their decarbonisation agenda, Thomas is a trusted advisor to many of Australia’s largest companies across the NGER, ERF and SGM schemes and a regular contributor to media on the topic of the Safeguard Mechanism and carbon markets.

Academic Qualifications: Thomas has an MBA, Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Hons) and Certificate of Graduate Studies (Commerce & Business law).


  • Carbon accounting, analysis, audit and assurance (NGERs, Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF)
  • Deep technical and legislative experience with the  Safeguard Mechanism (SGM)
  • Industrial decarbonisation strategic advisory
  • Nature-based sequestration and environmental markets
  • Heavy industry, metals mining and processing
  • Carbon pricing and the carbon market