I spent 20 years in a variety of management roles, in hospitality, banking and the public sector, before embarking on my current role, that of running my own business.

My current focus stems from a lifelong interest in the environment and the desire to utilise my skills in businesses where sustainability, for the company itself, or the businesses it works for, is a key objective.

The wide range of experience I have gained includes comes from a diverse range of roles and projects such as:

    • Researching and writing two in-depth reports for Repak on Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) and Extruded Polystyrene (XPS);
    • Identifying reuse and recycling options for end-of-life oyster HDPE bags on behalf of Bord Iascaigh Mhara;
    • Researching and delivering a feasibility study on the potential for using an organic waste as feed-stock for bio-gas production, for Gas Networks Ireland;
    • Working as National Coordinator (maternity leave cover) for Community Reuse Network Ireland;
    • Delivering a comprehensive report on paint reuse practices, both in Ireland and abroad, for the Rediscovery Centre;
    • Researching and writing a comprehensive report on fish-box EPS for Repak;
    • Managing several aspects of the successful delivery of the International Water Association Water, Climate & Energy World Congress in Dublin;
    • Planning and managing numerous large conferences, seminars and events in Dublin and London.

I believe that continuous professional development is vitally important in honing my skills and ensuring that I keep up-to-date with developments in technology and legislation; relevant qualifications and training include:

    • Professional Certificate in Governance (Institute of Public Administration) 2020
    • Post-Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy Finance (Dublin City University) 2013
    • Introduction to Sustainable Development (ECO-Unesco) 2011
    • Introduction to Energy Management (Public Affairs Ireland) 2010
    • Certificate in Project Management (Institute of Public Administration) 2008
    • B.Sc (Honours) Management (Trinity College Dublin) 1992