Josephine Tan Penang Green Council

Josephine Tan
- Overview

Josephine reported to the Penang Green Council as the new General Manager in April 2019. Prior to her appointment to Penang Green Council, Josephine served as the Special Officer in charge of the environmental portfolio under The Penang State Government for 7 years.

- Mandate & Responsibilities

In this role, she has been a strong advocate in environment- related issues, actively participated in policymaking, educational awareness & outreach programmes as well as international networking platforms.

- Education

Josephine was born and raised in Penang, Malaysia. She received her secondary education in Penang Girls’ High School and graduated with Academic Distinction from the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) with a bachelor’s degree (HONS) in Mass Communication in the Creative Industry Faculty. She is also holding a certificate of proficiency in food waste prevention.

- Other Leadership Roles and Areas of Passion

She is currently the Leader for Circular Economy Club Penang Chapter, Advisory Board Member in the Sustainability Council (Majlis Kelestarian University - MKU) in University Sains Malaysia (USM), Advisory Board Member for Fides Certification Sdn Bhd. She is also a certified Standard Mental Health First Aider. She has been awarded as The Best & Outstanding Performance Government Officer from the year 2015 to 2019.

- General Manager’s Vision - Leave A Legacy

Working with Penang Green Council’s team, her priorities as General Manager are to deliver the following impactfully and to project Penang Green Council as follows:
a) To act as the environmental education arm for the State, PGC’s advocacy has been a concerted effort to strengthen the end-to-end delivery of critical and holistic environmental knowledge to all Penangites.
b) To propel PGC to serve as a satellite hub that sparks conversations with its citizens and serves as a think tank to create change and impactful causes for the environmental agenda in the Penang State.
c) To serve as a communications hub (point of reference) for ingenuity and novel ideas in Penang; tackling issues that are a concern to the environment.
d) To focus on research, policy and academic work in the areas of environment, climate change, resilience, sustainable development and circular economy waste management.
e) To develop toolkits, ideas and opportunities in harnessing green technology & engagement of people on environmental awareness.

8 December 2022 (Day 1)

Time Session
In-depth panel discussion and case sharing of each destination best policies/activity in terms of sustainability, elaborating from the keynote session.

Martin Balmer Moderator Northstar Travel Group
Ailynn Seah Panelist The Lumiere Consulting
Josephine Tan Panelist Penang Green Council
Peter Lee Panelist Goyang Convention Bureau
Ballroom 1