Climeaction’s team is growing by the day. We have an exceptionally strong, experienced team with a diverse set of experiences working together to provide practical solutions to Climate Action for our clients.

At Climeaction we are different to others in this space. We aim to solve the problem of the fragmented marketplace among solutions providers by bringing together some of the most experienced and brightest minds from independent consultants to specialist consulting firms to provide our clients with the highest quality team for each assignment. We operate on the basis of collaboration over competition.

The Climate Emergency needs all of us to work together to solve the challenges. We offer our consultants an opportunity to work on interesting projects, ultra flexible working arrangements and exceptional compensation for their expertise. Across Ireland, USA & Canada we have over 30 consultants working with us. See below detail on our leadership team and consultants.

If you have a passion for Climate Action and feel you have experience to bring to our team don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Our Team

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Paul MurphyClimate Action Solutions Lead
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Jerry MurphyClimate Action Consultant
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Annie DuffyClimate Action Consultant
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Paul KealyEnergy Consultant

Paul, our Climate Action Solutions Lead has global experience in decarbonization of some of the largest industrial manufacturing companies and SME companies.


In all his engineering career, he has done nothing else. With a background in Energy & Process Engineering he applies his experience to develop practical solutions to our clients.

Paul’s abilities to drive transformative change in the companies he works with come from a deep passion for what we do.

In his spare time, you’ll find Paul out on the sea or 30m under it.

Jerry, one of our Senior Climate Action Consultant has over 10 years’ experience in projects, design and energy engineering. Jerry has worked across Ireland, the UK and Europe on implementing capital projects in the water and wastewater sector.

With a background in Energy and the utilities sector, he brings a depth of knowledge to our clients, helping them identify and select projects that deliver real results.

Jerry’s attention to detail and design experience ensures that our ideas can be transformed into reality.

When Jerry is off the clock, you’ll likely find him working on his next DIY project in his family home.

Annie, one of our Senior Climate Action Consultant, has a background in Electronics, Energy and Sustainability and has worked with SME companies across all sectors.


Her innate people abilities help Annie to understand our clients’ goals and identify solutions, all while bringing them on the journey.

Annie’s environmental focus adds a depth to our team when considering a fully integrated approach to decarbonization.

In her spare time, you’ll find Annie playing tag rugby, sea-swimming or rocking it out to her favourite bands at concerts.

Paul, one of our Industrial Energy Consultant has a background in Energy Engineering and has a demonstrated career in large industrial manufacturing decarbonization.


Having led the energy projects in one of Ireland’s largest industrial sites, he understands what it takes to make transformative change.

Paul’s technical background and experience working in the industrial sector, provides us with a behind the gate perspective on the best ways to support our clients programs.

When Paul isn’t decarbonizing industry, he’s likely at working on his self-build family home.

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Tim CranerClimate Action Consultant
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Shera O'ConnellEnergy Consultant
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María De Los Santos Climate Action Consultant
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Carmen Fernandes MachadoClimate Action Consultant

Tim, one of our Energy Consultant, has a background in Energy Engineering in the Commercial, Industrial and Public Sector with over 10 years experience.



Having implemented one of the first Energy Management Programs in a police force in the world he has an exceptional ability to develop a systems approach to decarbonization, even in the most complex of organizations.

Tim’s experience, technical background, and experience in delivery of training provides us with a depth of experience to ensure the work we do has a lasting impact.

When Tim’s isn’t thinking about energy, you may find him on his local beach with his family.

Shera, one of our Industrial Energy Consultant, has a background in Energy Engineering in the large industrial sector, having implemented energy management systems and undertaken energy audits in all corners of the globe.


Having lead the implementation of complex, data based, energy monitoring, energy optimization and reporting systems in large industry, he has developed exceptional skills in honing in on the opportunities that will deliver real results.

Shera’s industrial energy management experience provides our clients with practical solutions to their day to day energy management needs.

When Shera isn’t reducing our client’s energy spends, you’ll probably find him farming or hiking on the sprawling mountains of South Kerry.

Maria, one of our Climate Action Consultants, has a background in Environmental Science and Sustainability in Enterprise, with experience in sustainable development.


Her global knowledge of the relationship between human and the environment provides her with a unique skillset to help develop our service in water, ecology, flora and fauna preservation.

Maria is multilingual, speaking Spanish, Italian and English.

When Maria isn’t working on decarbonization strategies, you’ll likely find her having a good meal in the sun.

Carmen, one of our Climate Energy Consultants, has a background in Mechanical Engineering, having worked in oil and gas refineries, monitoring large dynamic machinery and conducting vibration analysis.


With her experience and skills on industrial and manufacturing processes, she delivers practical solutions to clients on energy efficiency improvement, reduction of energy related costs and decarbonization measures.

Carmen’s experience in green mobility at the European Commission, provides us with a macro perspective on the current challenges of a smarter and decarbonized transport system.

When she’s not working on energy calculations, you’ll find her amongst friends, playing her ukulele.

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Yi Liu ChenClimate Action Consultant
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Annalisa HajdariClimate Action Consultant
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Ariela SchnitmanESG Lead
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Sandra O'SullivanClimate Action Consultant

Yi, one of our Climate Action Consultant, has a background in Electrical and Environmental Engineering, with a mature knowledge on the adverse effects of climate change.


With a background in Environmental Consultancy, Yi helps clients identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency and reduce their carbon emissions.

Yi’s experience and academic background adds a depth to our team when engaging with stakeholders, local communities, municipalities and NGOs.

In Yi’s spare time, you’ll find her exploring Ireland and the rest of the world.

Annalisa, one of our Climate Action Consultants, has a background in Energy and Mechanical Engineering, with a particular focus on renewable energy systems and research experience in innovative energy storage means in Europe and in the Middle East.

Having helped clients define carbon neutral strategies and eco-design methodologies, she understands how to leverage on the digitalization of processes to achieve concrete results at all levels of the decarbonization journey.

Her technical knowledge and experience working with large companies allow us to have further insights into the challenges and opportunities the implementation of circular economy into existing businesses brings.

When Annalisa is not dealing with Ohm’s Law, she’s likely to bring some ‘ohm‘ in her yoga classes.

Ariela, our ESG Lead, is a sustainability, climate change, social innovation expert and project manager, with experience in the United States, Argentina, Australia, Spain and Ireland.


Her international career in designing and managing public policies and multidisciplinary projects on sustainable development brings a depth of knowledge to our clients on social innovation, climate change, resilience, and environmental education.

Ariela’s highly diverse background brings exceptional experience to the team when considering policy making, stakeholders liaison and conducting workshops and trainings.

When she’s not thinking about sustainability, you may find Ariela sipping Argentinian mate while dancing Tango, Salsa, Bachata, or Bellydance.

Sandra is a PhD and Honors Degree qualified environmental scientist, with over 15 years’ experience working for public and private sectors in the areas of environment, sustainability, climate change, low-carbon, circular economy, energy efficiency and renewables.

Throughout her career, she has developed climate change strategies, net zero carbon roadmaps, greenhouse gas emissions inventories (Scope 1, 2 and 3), CDP report submissions, life cycle assessments, energy audits, marginal abatement cost curve analyses.

In addition, as an Expert Evaluator for the European Commission’s EIC Accelerator Program, Sandra evaluates proposals and perform technical due diligence on innovations related to the European Green Deal and Fit for 55 policy areas of clean energy, circular economy, sustainable building design, sustainable transport, and climate neutrality.

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Joe AherneCEO of Leading Edge Group
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Joe LaneGroup Performance Lead
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Norman KingFinancial Controller
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John WhiteFinance Director

Joe, a certified public accountant has over 39 years experience working in a diverse set of sectors in senior leadership positions. From dairy to aviation, manufacturing & management consulting – Joe has done it.

In 1995 he formed Leading Edge Group and has built the business to be Ireland’s largest operational excellence companies with operations across Ireland, Canada, Australia and the Middle East.

When Joe isn’t doing business, you’ll catch him on the Golf Course.

Joe Lane, our Performance Lead, a senior business leader, with over 40 years experience has held senior leadership positions at Bord na Mona, Raychem and TE Connectivity.

Joe has considerable experience in Climate Action, having led the transformation of Bord na Mona into the Climate Action solutions company it is today. 

Joe has worked across geographies and cultures in manufacturing, outsourcing, engineering, supply chain management, new product introduction and end-to-end business processes. In addition, he has experience managing complex, high value capital and technology projects and an extensive track record in successfully restructuring organisations from a cost, performance and market access perspective. He is an impactful and customer-focused leader with outstanding communication and motivational skills.

When Joe isn’t shaking up business, you’ll find him in the gym, watching Munster in rugby or cheering on his daughters in their sporting endeavours.

With 10 years experience working in a busy multi-national company as Financial Controller, Norman is in charge of multiple bank and loan accounts as well as cashflows for the head office and group.

Between January 2013 to April 2014 Norman gained SSC experience working with Avery Dennison in the VAT Department. Increasing knowledge of VAT, Intrastat and EC Sales Reporting across a number of European Countries.

John is a certified public accountant with 30 years experience in business. Not alone is John our Finance Director, he is also Managing Director of JBW Consultants, a multi-disciplined professional services and accountancy firm.

He also serves as a non-executive director with other internationally trading SME companies. John is a key strategic advisor to Climeaction.

When John isn’t crunching the numbers and keeping us on our pathway, he’ll be farming his beef enterprise at home.