Board Members - Chris Mee Group | CMSE

Board Members

Chris Mee Group’s Board of Directors

Chris Mee Group’s Board of Directors is responsible for the leadership, fiduciary control, legal compliance and long-term development of the Company.  Our Board has extensive knowledge in the areas of finance, senior management, engineering, health & safety and much more.  The Chris Mee Board acts collectively to govern and lead our company into the next phase of our expansion.

Chris Mee Group is currently working actively on a strategy centered around national and international expansion.  The Group intend to expand our use of technology and  innovation in the next number of years.  We also intend to expand our management team in the next phase of our strategic plan.


Thomas Davy

Thomas Davy

Group Chairman

Thomas has a long career in the PLC arena as a senior executive with DCC PLC (Dublin headquartered FTSE 100 Group) where he was responsible for the Environmental division. He was involved since the inception of the division to its leading positions in both the Irish and British markets.

Thomas led the successful implementation of an aggressive growth and expansion strategy which included the acquisition of multiple companies along with significant organic growth. Prior to the inception of the Environmental division,
Thomas held senior executives roles in both the Energy and Food/Beverage divisions within DCC. Thomas’s early career was with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a Chartered Accountant and has M.Acc and B.Comm degrees from University College Dublin.

Chris Mee

Chris Mee

Managing Director

Chris Mee founded CMSE (Chris Mee Safety Engineering) in Nov 1996. The company added many safety services over the following 10 years.  Chris set up Carbon Action in the United Kingdom in 2007.  CMSE and Carbon Action came together in 2010 to make up The Chris Mee Group.

Chris is a fully qualified marine engineer since 1981 and has in excess of 10 years’ experience in oil tankers and oil rigs globally.  In 1990 he joined Angus Fine Chemicals in Ireland as Safety Manager.  In 1992 he transferred to Sandoz Ringaskiddy as Construction Safety Manager. In the mid-90s Chris joined Intel for several years as a senior safety engineer before setting up CMSE.

Alan Kerr

Alan Kerr

Director

Alan co-founded Harbourmaster Capital Management (‘Harbourmaster’) in 2001. Harbourmaster was a leading investor in the European alternative credit space and was well recognised within the industry for its award winning track record and investment team.

In 2012, Harbourmaster was acquired by Blackstone, the leading global alternative asset management firm. At Blackstone, from 2012 to 2017 he was a Senior Managing Director, responsible for the European Customised Credit Strategies Business. Overseeing investments in leveraged loans, high yield bonds and structured credit across various investment strategies. In addition Alan co-founded Bonkers Money in 2010 and is involved in a number of other businesses. Alan’s early career was with EY and Euro Capital Structures. He is a Chartered Accountant and has M.Acc and B.Comm degrees from University College Dublin.

Darren O'Keeffe

Darren O’Keeffe

Consultancy Director

Darren has been with the company for 18 years and a director of CMSE for 13 years. He is a member of the senior leadership team and responsible for the commercial performance of the Consultancy Division of CMSE since 2007. During that period the company has become one of the largest independent providers of EHS related services in the country.

The Consultancy Division has developed a particular expertise and track record in occupational hygiene, ergonomics, process & chemical safety, fire safety and construction safety management and a very strong client base among Irish and international multinational sector, semi-state, and state organisations across all industry sectors. Darren is Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and an Associate Member of the Irish Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
He holds an MBS from IMI/UCC, a Postgraduate Diploma in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management from the University of Leicester and a Diploma in Safety Health and Welfare at Work from University College Cork.

Andrew Murphy

Andrew Murphy

Director

Andrew is well known across Ireland’s startup and entrepreneurial community. A Chemical Engineer and formerly Chemical Plant Manager with Henkel KGAA for the first part of his career, Andrew founded a healthcare technology startup, Slainte Healthcare in 2006.

Over time this grew into two entities, one Claimsure being sold to Clanwilliam Health in 2015 after establishing itself as the central platform for Revenue Cycle Management across the Irish Health System. The second, Vitro Software is an electronic medical record platform that has scaled internationally.
Andrew was nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014. Since 2016, Andrew has assisted numerous companies to scale internationally. In addition he has helped found and grow Robotify Labs, a rapidly growing ed-tech and robotics simulation company.

Fergal Mee

Fergal Mee

Environmental Director

Fergal Mee is a board member of Chris Mee Group since 2003.  He manages the UK based company, Carbon Action which is a fully owned subsidiary of the Chris Mee Group.
Fergal worked for Novartis Ringaskiddy as their environmental  and facilities manager for over 15 years. He is a recognised international expert in Carbon Emissions.

Fergal set up the Canadian Standards Association linkage in 2009.  Fergal has worked on many international projects in numerous locations globally including China, Canada, South Africa, Asia and many more.

 Robert Burns

Robert Burns

Director

Robert, BBLS, M.Acc, FCA has extensive commercial experience across businesses in a wide range of sectors and has been a Director of a number of private companies.

Robert was the Group Head of Corporate Development at diversified holdings group One51 plc (now IPL Plastics plc, a leading rigid plastics manufacturer for the packaging, environmental containers and industrial products sectors operating manufacturing facilities in Ireland, the UK, North America and China) where he was a member of the Senior Management Team. Robert previously worked with IAWS Group plc and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG.

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