Brian O’Kennedy

Managing Director

Brian O’Kennedy is CEO of Clearstream Solutions, a leading independent carbon management and corporate sustainability consultancy which he founded in 2009. Brian has over 20 years’ leadership experience in global supply chain management and procurement, particularly in the areas of IT, Media, Print and Packaging.  Brian has served as Chair of the CDP Ireland Network, the global carbon reporting program, and is also a member of Steering Committee of the global Responsible Sourcing standard, Verego SRS.  He has a degree in Economics from Trinity College, a Certificate in Sustainable Management from BSI Group and is currently studying the Circular Economy at TU Delft.

Gavin Whitaker

Director | Climate Advisory Lead

Gavin Whitaker is Consulting Director at Clearstream Solutions and has held key senior management roles in Marketing, Sales and Operations over the past 20 years. He has trained as a Carbon Consultant according to the ISO 14064 Standard and has extensive experience in organizational carbon footprinting. Gavin has a BA from UCC in Economics & Sociology, a MA in Marketing from University of Ulster, has studied International Business in Harvard University, CSA ISO 14064-1 Measuring an Organisations Carbon Footprint and CSA ISO 14064 -2 Reducing an Organisations Environmental Impact.

Che McGann

Consulting Partner | Sustainability Strategy & Reporting

Ché is an bio-medical engineer by training and has worked for global medical device manufacturers as a process improvement engineer. Following a passion for sustainability, she completed an MSc in Sustainable Development at TU Dublin, and now works with organisations on their corporate sustainability strategy & reporting projects. She has previously worked for Sustainable Nation Ireland, Boston Scientific, Fisher and Paykel Healthcare, and FT Technologies UK.

Grainne McIvor

Senior Consultant | Climate Change & Responsible Business

Gráinne is an Environmental Science graduate with both research and practical experience in organisational carbon footprinting. Following graduation, she was employed in Dublin City University’s Sustainability Office to assist in university management of emissions, waste, water, transport and biodiversity. DCU became the first university globally to submit to CDP’s climate change programme during her time there. She holds 3-002-RA: Verification of Greenhouse Gas Statements (Reasonable Assurance) certification. .

Dr Leigh Holloway

Consulting Partner | Packaging, LCA & Resource

Leigh Holloway has over 25 years’ experience in the field of LCA, sustainable product design and the circular economy. He has worked in academia, business support and commercial consultancy across many different industry sectors including packaging, FMCG, food & drink and ICT. Delivering carbon foot printing studies, sustainable design projects and developing bespoke calculation tools.

Leigh has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Ecodesign. He is a fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and an associate member of the Foodservice Packaging Association.

Declan Bogan

Consulting Partner | Sustainability Strategy, Engagement & Training

Declan is our strategy & innovation specialist. He has worked with over 75+ organisations on innovation, systems and design thinking across product, people, portfolio and business model proposition elements over the last 20 years. He has also mentored and coached many start-ups on their business proposition evolution, all with a sustainability/climate focus. He holds a degree in Analytical Science and a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Dublin City University. .

Caroline Moran

Manager | Climate Change & Responsible Business

Caroline holds an MSc in Climate Change: Policy, Media and Society from Dublin City University and a BSc in Social Science from University College Dublin. Since completing her studies, she has worked at the DCU Sustainability Office on climate research projects and sustainability initiatives such as the DCU Climate Action Plan and DCU Carbon Footprinting. She has collaborated on projects with multiple higher education institutes on sustainability projects, both in Ireland and abroad, and also on initiatives with the Climate Action Regional Offices (CAROs).

Laura Grimes

Associate | Sustainability and Data Analysis

Laura is an Environmental Science and Technology Graduate from Dublin City University. After graduating, she returned to DCU’s School of Chemical Sciences to continue research on portable microfluidic platforms for herbicide analysis, and evaluation of the environmental impact of 3D printing. She has also spent time operating the environmental lab for Astellas Ireland and is currently up-skilling in data analytics with NCI.

Fran McNulty

Director | Responsible Business

Fran holds a Graduate Diploma in Design Thinking for Sustainability from UCD, focusing on product and service design and business innovation with a sustainability mindset. She has over 13 years’ experience in project development and management in industries including technology, television and animation. Before joining Clearstream Solutions she worked in sustainability leadership and product development in the tech sector.

Katie Heston

Director | Client Sustainability Projects

Katie Heston

Katie obtained a degree in Marine Biology from NUIG. Having a keen interest in climate change and sustainability she continued her studies in UCD, doing an MSc in Environmental Policy. It was here her interest in the built environment grew. She has previously worked for CRH, BAM, and Cairn Homes Plc.

Aoife Green

Associate | Product Sustainability

Aoife graduated from Dublin City University with a MEng in Sustainable Energy & Systems and a bachelor’s in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, with experience in the metrology industry. She holds the belief that sustainability is the future for all industries with a passion for biodiversity.

Bernardo Saloman

Associate | Product Sustainability

Bernardo is an Industrial Engineer with experience working as a Quality Control Analyst and as a Health, Safety and Environment Supervisor for a brewery in Bolivia. Pursuing a career in sustainability, he completed a MSc in Sustainable Energies and Green Technologies at University College Dublin. He has experience in life-cycle analysis, circular economy principles and renewable energy systems design.

Khrystyna Rudnytska

Manager | Climate and Sustainability

Khrystyna holds an MSc in Environmental Engineering from Kharkiv National University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (Ukraine) and graduated from Environmental Project Management Program from SIDA (Sweeden).  Khrystyna has worked on climate change problems developing climate policies, raising awareness, and implementing sustainability and circularity practices in business projects.

Ann Marie Harte

Operations Manager

Ann-Marie Harte is the Operations Manager at Clearstream Solutions. She has a degree in Business Studies and comes from a background in the Insurance Industry and most recently a postgraduate medical training body. Ann-Marie is responsible for the smooth and thorough onboarding of new and existing clients and their projects.

Kate Beahan

Manager | Responsible Business

Kate worked as a business and management professional in the Hospitality Industry for over a decade. With substantial experience in leadership, training, project management and process design, she decided to pivot and align her work life with her personal ethos. She returned to higher education and gained a Graduate Diploma in Design Thinking for Sustainability from UCD

Joseph Shembilu

Associate | Product Sustainability

Joseph is an Environmental scientist with experience in resource efficiency and cleaner production as well as environmental impact assessment.  He has worked for several organisations based in Tanzania, focusing on implementing sustainable and eco-friendly practices in the industrial sector to promote green growth. Joseph holds an M.Sc. degree in Sustainable Energy and Green Technologies from University College Dublin.