Karl Mallon has a background in both Physics (UK) and Mechanical Engineering (Melb). Karl has worked in climate change mitigation, policy and technical analysis since 1991, and specialised on climate adaptation since 2005.
His interests vary widely, from working on policy issues with international government and non- government organisations; financial issues in the insurance and institutional investment sectors; and the risks to infrastructure, local government and residential assets.
A major focus of Karl’s current work is the integration of hazard, engineering and financial
data into high-speed cloud computing software to provide decision support systems for
governments and corporations.
He has also worked on the social impacts of climate change to vulnerable groups, including
a major piece of research with the Australian Council for Social Services (ACOSS). Karl
continues to undertake considerable Pro Bono work, in Australia and countries in the Pacific.
Karl is also a founding board member of The Climate Bonds Initiative (London).