Jake is an expert in carbon reduction, particularly in local government. He has led energy management, climate change and sustainability programmes for Uttlesford District Council in the UK and Kāpiti Coast District Council in NZ. Since 2017 Jake has worked as an independent consultant for clients in both the public and private sector. He is skilled at developing strategy and policy, using both top-down and bottom up approaches to producing emissions scenarios, targets and climate action plans, emissions measurement, developing business cases and managing the practical implementation of projects.

He has a wide range of technical expertise with low carbon technologies including energy efficient heating, cooling and lighting, renewable energy and electric vehicles. He is adept at working with staff and elected representatives to help them understand the need for and practicalities of making positive change for the environment within their organisations.