Our people are the foundation behind Crowley Carbon

Norman Crowley Founder & CEO

Norman Crowley is a serial entrepreneur having started & sold three businesses for over three-quarters of a billion dollars before he was forty.

Sometimes controversial, always interesting, Norman has consistently risen to the challenges posed by our ever changing climate. Choosing to be part of the global climate solution instead of the problem, he is not afraid to call it as it is and identify those that are failing our planet or shirking their responsibility in making this required climate change. He set up Crowley Carbon because he wanted to set up a business that made a real change in addressing the global climate issue and driven by a real passion for Cooling The Planet.

George Polk Chairman

George is a Partner of the Tulum Trust, investing on behalf of several family offices in a range of innovative businesses, including Crowley Carbon, to build the new low carbon economy.

Prior to his investment work, George was Senior Advisor on Climate Change to McKinsey. McKinsey has emerged as the global thought leader on the commercial response to climate change through its analysis of the costs of climate abatement and opportunities for its clients. He is also on the board of Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room.

Stephen McAuley Managing Director

Stephen founded the UK business with Norman and is responsible for building this business and internationally connected business. Stephen is a successful entrepreneur and has founded and built 5 businesses to date. Stephen holds an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and a NatWest Business of the Year award, amongst others. He has a passion for eliminating waste and delivering compelling propositions that make this happen.

Rita Lalor Chief Culture Officer

Rita oversees the Groups Global HR / People Operations management to ensure employee engagement, resources, leadership development and management of change all reinforce and support the company’s culture. A professional with the personal integrity, energy and leadership style that has created teams that deliver measurable results and create a culture based on honesty, mutual trust and determined shared purpose.

Rita is an accomplished senior executive with 25 years’ experience of operating in a variety of Global executive roles within the Medical, Automotive and Electronic sectors. A highly knowledgeable, innovative and respected strategist with a proven track record of delivering sustained transformational change programmes across complex international organisations and start-ups.

Tom Crowley Technical Director

Tom has over 30 years of experience in the engineering field. Prior to founding Crowley Carbon, he worked for the ESB for 17 years mainly in generating stations. He worked on the mechanical maintenance and later in the instrumentation and control of these plants.In 1997, Tom left the ESB and started his own construction company where he gained considerable experience building energy efficient buildings. Tom sold his construction firm in 2007 and co-founded Crowley Carbon in January 2008.

Dave Goldberg Refrigeration Director

Dave has over 30 years experience in the Refrigeration and HVAC industry. Having started his career as an apprentice industrial refrigeration engineer with Frigoscandia.

He worked as a service and commissioning engineer for a number of industrial refrigeration companies in the UK before starting his own company in 2000 which was acquired in 2004, continuing as the MD for a further eight years before joining Crowley Carbon. Dave believes that there is no refrigeration or HVAC system that could not be improved to.

Vicky Brown CEO of Cool Planet Experience

Vicky is CEO at The Cool Planet Experience. Prior to joining the Cool Planet Group, she worked in several advertising roles in New York before moving to Barnardos & then The ONE Foundation to work on social change in Ireland. When she is not at the Cool Planet she can be found running around Dun Laoghaire, either solo or chasing her kids or her ever escaping dog. Vicky is a graduate of UCD with a BA in Psychology, a MA in Public Relations from DIT & a Diploma in Executive Coaching.

John MacEnri Chief Technology Officer

John has spent more than a quarter of a century working in IT and software development across a broad range of sectors including Medical Informatics, Financial Services, Online Payments and most recently Industrial Energy Management. He brings this breadth of experience and technical know-how to bear on our IoT energy monitoring platform called “CCubed” ensuring security, performance and usability are never forgotten. Your data is in good hands.

John Sheehan Finance Director

A qualified accountant (FCCA) with more than 25 years of experience working in Head of Finance roles, John joined Crowley Carbon in July 2017. Prior to joining Crowley Carbon he spent 15 years as Finance Director with the MCR Group. During John’s time with MCR it grew from initially supplying workers to construction companies to providing a broad range of service solutions in Construction, Engineering, Security, Flooring and Cleaning.Prior to MCR John worked in a number of Industries including HR Consultancy, Software Development and the Hotel/Hospitality Sector.

Shane Dooley-Culllinane Chief Operations Officer

Shane has worked in the Energy Services Industry for 30 years, in Organisational Leadership & Operational Delivery Roles. Started out as an Apprentice Instrument technician with Kentz in 1989 where he worked until 2017. Shane served in Regional Management Positions in the Asia Pacific, Middle East & Americas Regions. Previously Shane was a member of the Executive Committee of Kentz an FTSE 250 listed company with responsibility for the Middle East business until their Acquisition in 2014. He returned to Ireland in 2017 with his family and oversees Global Operations for Crowley Carbon.

Alan Keogh Commercial Director

Having worked on both the technical and commercial sides of the energy and renewables sector in both Ireland and the UK, he brings a unique blend of expertise and experience to the role of Sales Director. A DIT Graduate with a first class honours in mechanical engineering, his career spans companies such as Veolia, Alstom and Solar Turbines. Before joining Crowley Carbon, he headed up the technical activities at Bord Gais and Dalkia, before venturing over to the commercial darkside – taking the role of Head of Business Development Energy Management at Veolia in 2014.

Ben Churchill CEO – PlanetClarity

Before joining Crowley Carbon Ben was Director of Energy & Sustainability for Al Futtaim Group in UAE. Previously to that he was CEO of Urbanise, & service delivery software & IoT technology company which he took to IPO in Australia in 2014. Prior to joining Urbanise Ben was Managing Director of the UAE’s largest & most successful Facilities Management company, Emrill, which employed over 7000 staff. Ben went to University in Loughborough, UK & studied Mechanical Engineering.

Gerard de Brún Global Safety Director

Prior to working with Crowley Carbon Gerard de Brún was creator and CEO of Fiontar Safety Management which provided specialised EHS Consultancy for a wide range of industry sectors across the UK, Ireland and Europe. Before the creation of Fiontar Gerard was employed by Patton Group a large construction company based in the UK with 600 staff as EHSQ Manager. Gerard studied Mechanical & Electrical Engineering at the University of Ulster in Belfast before returning to study Health & Safety. He is a member of the International institute of Risk and Safety Management, of which he held the position of regional chair for the organisation within Ireland and is also a member of IOSH.

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