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The Arkon Energy Team

Joshua Payne
Chief Executive Officer


Joshua has 5 years of investment banking and corporate advisory experience, having advised companies with over $2 billion in cumulative value. As Managing Director of his private capital and advisory business Payne Capital Group (dba PT Capital) since March 2019, Joshua serves as a corporate and capital raising advisor to a number of companies in the energy transition and technology sectors and has advised large renewable energy (solar and waste-to-energy) firms on portfolio cost optimization and utilisation of innovative technology-driven strategies to significantly improve both profitability and reliability for shareholders, resulting in better portfolio value creation.

Joshua leads Payne Capital Group in the areas of deal structure and negotiation, as well as overseeing firm operations. Payne Capital Group’s primary areas of focus include renewable energy, clean tech (particularly hydrogen and waste-to-energy) and natural resources (natural gas and liquified natural gas-to-power). Joshua is also currently serving as a managing director for and Alpha Capital Management Pty Ltd.

Joshua was a founding partner of the early-stage venture firm Envest Group from March 2019 to March 2020, where the firm’s focus was both investing in and raising seed capital for global technology start-ups. From June 2017 to March 2019, Joshua served as founder and Chief Operating Officer of GYCON Pty Ltd (dba CTM Workforce), which targeted the civil, tunnelling and mining industries with a highly skilled on-hire workforce.

Nathan Townsend
Chief Operating Officer


Nathan brings experienced leadership, a deep understanding of large bureaucratic organisations, analytical and risk assessment skills honed to identifying and implementing pragmatic solutions. Nathan developed his aptitude for leadership, risk assessment and creating effective solutions through supervision and management of multi-disciplinary commissioning and testing teams in some of the world’s largest multi-billion-dollar Oil & Gas and Mining projects.

After retiring from the Energy and Resource sector in 2015, Nathan founded Jetovator Australia, supplying high-end water sport equipment and training to clients globally, working with major multinational companies for film advertising projects, and consulting for international operators, and successfully being awarded government tenders. 

Nathan is also involved with consulting start-ups and scale-ups across a variety of sectors. Nathan has worked with Josh in PT Capital since 2019. 

Data Centre Technician


Dewan brings in 22 years’ experience in IT Management, Systems & Network Administration and Data Center Engineering & Remote Services working for multiple corporates in Australia, Bangladesh, Japan, UK and USA.

Before joining the Arkon team Dewan boasted in the Data Center industry at global scale for 250+ sites with 350+ DC Engineers and operators. He’s taken care of multiple large scale DC Build-out projects from the scratch to deployment to production.

Areas of Expertise:

  • IT Management
  • Datacenter Engineering & Operations
  • Systems & Network Engineering and Administration