Josh Matthews

Practice Leader

Josh Matthews is a Practice Leader at HFS, based in Cambridge, UK. Josh leads HFS’s coverage of sustainability and the energy and utilities industries, built on academic and industry expertise across chemical engineering, management, and sustainability; he spoke at COP26, the 2021 UN climate summit, presenting the latest HFS sustainability research study. Josh also focuses on supply chain, the TMT (telecom, media, and technology) industry, and the HFS Triple-A Trifecta of automation, analytics, and AI segments. Other subjects of interest and coverage include quantum computing and diversity and inclusion (D&I). Previously, he has covered the internet of things (IoT) and manufacturing.

Josh is a former City Councillor in Cambridge, where he held the opposition portfolio for Climate Change, the Environment, and the City Center.

Josh graduated from an Engineering and Management master’s program at Cambridge University. His research tackled operational and environmental improvements in industry, and the implementation and management of sustainable initiatives. On behalf of the university, Josh worked on consulting projects at Unilever, as well as SMEs in the tech and marketing spaces.

Josh had previously graduated from Loughborough University with a first-class master’s in Chemical Engineering. Over the course of this degree, he worked in the energy industry, and was a visiting researcher at UC Santa Barbara, publishing designs and analysis of low-CO2 hydrogen production in the Chemical Engineering and Technology journal.

Watch this HFS Videocast featuring Josh discussing his Energy Services Top 10

Content By Josh Matthews

Point of View

Net-zero roadmaps: Sustainability in 2022 must center on transition planning

COP26 marked a shift from ambition to action. But less than 20% of organizations have the transition plan they need

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Top 10 Report

Utilities Services Top 10, 2022

An assessment of the utilities industry and its leading business and technology service providers.

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Data Viewpoint

Focus on balancing competing demands for a successful energy transition

Demand is increasing across the energy services value chain: It’s fastest across upstream, refining, and retail and marketing.

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Market Analysis

Sustainability Services Ecosystem Mapping

The state of sustainability across consulting, technology, and managed services.

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Top 10 Report

HFS Energy Services Top 10, 2021

An assessment of the energy industry and its leading service and tech providers across execution, innovation, and client feedback.

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Point of View

Don’t get lost in over-hyped ESG tech—there’s no time

Technology is rarely what’s lacking when it comes to sustainability. You have more options than you realize.

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Point of View

The tech and services industry is not prepared for sustainability

Sustainability literacy needs to develop at all levels in organizations and on both sides of the tech and services contract.

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Point of View

Kryon’s Automation Expedition must emphasize business outcomes and less hype

Enterprise leaders need to keep their automation providers focused on what they do best.

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