Josh Floyd works with organisations to develop improved decision making and action in the present through rigorous exploration of their emerging future contexts. He is a Founding Partner of the Centre for Australian Foresight, established in 2012. His practice is oriented towards the nexus between innovation, sustainability, and individual and organisational learning. He brings to this work a strong grounding in strategic foresight, with a particular emphasis on systems thinking and practice. Josh works with organisations from the corporate, government and community sectors, ranging in operational scope from national health services NGOs to FMCG manufacturers.
Josh has developed unique experience through close working relationships with both the Strategic Foresight Program in Swinburne University’s Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship and with the National Centre for Sustainability, also at Swinburne University. The learning orientation of his practice is underpinned in particular by his experience as a postgraduate educator. From 2004 to 2009 he taught the units Principles of Sustainability and Energy for the Future in the Graduate Certificate in Sustainability offered by the National Centre for Sustainability. He has also taught in the Strategic Foresight Program’s Master of Management (Strategic Foresight). Josh currently teaches Principles of Sustainability in Swinburne University’s Master of Engineering (Civil) program.
Josh is an Honorary Fellow of the Asian Foresight Institute at Dhurakij Pundit University in Bangkok, Thailand, founded by Richard Hames.
Josh writes about the systemic relationship between energy use and societal futures at Beyond this Brief Anomaly.
Prior to developing his strategic foresight practice, Josh’s professional background was in mechanical engineering, working for ten years in metallurgical technology development and commercialisation.