Team

Chris O'Shea - CEO

Chris joins the board as Chief Executive Officer. He is currently a
director of Arranmore Financial Services, Ireland’s agent company for KBL Limited, London, a full-service wholesale financial markets firm. Arranmore Financial Services trades with bank treasuries and investment firms around the world.

 

Along with fellow-board member, Kevin Gahan, Chris successfully managed the setup of IFSB, a very profitable wholesale financial services company. Over his 30-year performance-driven career, Chris has also worked with Kyte Broking, Cantor Fitzgerald, NCB and Caradas. He brings considerable entrepreneurial skills to the team.

David Boles - Carbon Strategist

David was introduced to carbon markets while studying for a Graduate Diploma in Green Technologies at UCD. Later he established his own niche business, supplying intel services and trading capabilities to EUETS (European Union Emission Trading Schemes) participants, and worked with energy companies, including clean energy start-ups. ESDLife is David’s brainchild.

In his earlier life, David studied Civil Engineering at UCD and worked in project management roles on major infrastructural projects, such as roads, multisensory buildings and Dublin’s light rail system (Luas).

Paul Cryan - CIO

Paul is one of co-founders of LivingOffset and with Ian McKeown is co-designer of the LivingOffset ‘ICO tokenomics’. He has been working in IT for over 30 years, specialising in technology for banking and finance.

He has held senior Corporate Finance IT roles in Ireland, the Netherlands and the USA, and has led large IT teams at General Electric, AIB and RaboBank Group (De Lage Landen). Paul also has significant experience in IT start-ups. Paul has a BSc in Computer Science/ Maths from University College Dublin (1987) and completed the Leadership Development Programme at the Centre for Creative Learning in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Brussels.

Kevin Gahan - COO

Kevin Gahan joins the Board as Chief Operations Officer, bringing with him over 30 years of experience from NCB and Cantor Fitzgerald and seven years as director /owner of an independent international financial services company. Kevin is a Registered Stockbroker CPD Member of the Irish Stock Exchange and a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, with a degree in Natural Sciences. He is currently an owner director of AFS Ltd, which acts as a tied agent for Kyte Broking Ltd, London.

Léonie Khan - CMO

Having graduated from UCD with a Degree in Commerce, and an MBS in Marketing from UCD’s Graduate Business School. She began her marketing career client side, with international brands such as Vodafone and bmi british, before moving to the ad agency BBDO Dublin, where she spent 10 years, rising through the ranks to become an award-winning Senior Account Director. Currently Léonie is working as a senior marketing consultant, a proven strategist and project manager, she has a deep understanding of what it takes to build brands and audiences from the ground up. In his earlier life, David studied Civil Engineering at UCD and worked in project management roles on major infrastructural projects, such as roads, multisensory buildings and Dublin’s light rail system (Luas).

Ian McKeown - CFO

As the board’s Chief Financial Officer, Ian brings over 28 years of commercial, corporate finance and management experience to the role. Since 2001 Ian has been self-employed, trading as McKeown & Associates. Previously he worked with Mazars Chartered Accountants, specialising in corporate finance, mergers, acquisitions and disposals. Ian has also spent five years as a financial controller in industry and five in public practice. Ian is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Ian McColl - CCO

As Chief Creative Officer, Ian brings over 30 years of creative communication experience to the role. Since 2012 Ian has managed a successful creative co-operative directly producing distinctive and memorable brand communication work for Bank of Ireland, Smyths Toys, and many other brands. Previously he managed creative departments in agencies such as Ogilvy and BBDO Dublin working closely with clients cultivating long lasting relationships based on the consistant delivery of highly effective creative work.

Andreos Klering - CTO

Andreos Klering is one of the co-founders of LivingOffset and joins the board as Chief Technology Officer. Over 10 years experience in the software industry – wide range of roles, from development to management – and has run a successful IT consultancy, specializing in the financial services industry. An expert on cloud-oriented development and agile software development, Andreos is also working with a variety of tech start-ups, helping them bring their idea to life.

Advisory Board

Nick Holden

Nick Holden

Nick Holden is a Professor of Biosystems Engineering and a global leader in food chain sustainability. He is on the editorial board of Nature Scientific reports, is an EPD verifier and an academic reviewer of 28 journals. Nick’s research focuses on the sustainability of agriculture and food chains, which includes:

  • Life Cycle Assessment;
  • Soil Quality (Sensing and Visual methods);
  • Agricultural Systems Technology.

He is a PI in 3 H2020 projects (AgroChemWhey, AgroCycle and Valumics), being a work package leader for two (AgroChemWhey and AgroCycle). Nick is also deputy leader and sustainability platform co-leader for the SFI Beacon Bioeconomy Research Centre.

Colm Byrne

Colm Byrne

Colm Byrne is a full time energy specialist and a part-time music maker. His passion lies in bringing off grid solutions to communities with little or no access to power.

Dr Renou Wilson

Dr Renou Wilson

Renowned expert in the field of Environmental Resource Management. She will audit all certifications in relation to Land Use (LULUCF).

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