Work experience

Work experience
Mar 2010 - Present

Senior Advisor, Senior Vice President

Fleishman Hillard

Head of Environment and Chemicals Practice

  • Counsel for leading European & US firms, trade associations, and Foundations on fisheries, chemical, energy and product regulation, lobbying, political communication, and legislative adoption
  • Successful track record of influencing change at pre-adoption phase (Impact Assessment and Interservice Consultation) and ordinary and comitology legislative adoption
Feb 2007 - Jan 2010

Head of European Marine Programme

  • Developed and implement effective lobbying and political campaigns that met donor expectations
  • Worked with WWF UK on securing EU LIFE funding for PISCES project
Jan 2001 - Mar 2001

Senior Consultant

  • Environment - Motor and Oil Industry portfolio
Mar 1999 - Mar 2000


European Commission - DG Environment

  • Desk officer for Implementation and Enforcement Proceedings.
  • Trans-Atlantic co-operation on air quality with EPA and Health Effects Institute
  • Revision of existing Air Quality monitoring regulation
Jan 1999 - Mar 1999

Fisheries Consultant


  • Policy analyst on US fisheries regime
Sep 1997 - Sep 1998

Political Adviser

Office of Anita Pollack MEP
  • Directed successful effort for MEP to gain passage of new European Air Quality Legislation on Limit Values for SO2, NOx, Particulates and Lead (Dir.1999/30/EC).
  • Worked closely with the Health Effects Institute on air pollution
  • Directed Team on legislative files such as Kyoto Protocol and Urban environment.
Jul 1997 - Sep 1997

Campaign Consultant

World Wide Fund for Nature
  • Prepared a major Public Affairs strategy for WWF on fisheries subsidies for September 1998 Lisbon Summit launch.
Jan 1997 - Jul 1997

Political Adviser

Office of Dr Gordan Adam MEP
  • Worked on Fisheries Committee and directed efforts in the successful Parliamentary passage of Non-technical measures fishing regulation, Council Regulation 850/98/EC.
  • Advised on energy and research files to Vice President of Energy and Research Committee.
Sep 1996 - Dec 1996


Weber Shandwick
  • Intern  on Corporate Political lobbying 
Sep 1994 - Aug 1996

Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Hull
  • Research Assistant to Professor David Freestone on Environmental and Fisheries law
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant on EU law, Environmental Law, British Constitutional law
  • Part of a PhD program me (not completed) on the non-enforcement of european environmental law




  • Born in N.Ireland, Dual Irish/British National
  • Father of 2 Belgium sons living in Brussels with a Belgium wife

    Publications & Papers

    • ‘What is a Name? - Regulation of Electrical and Electronic Products’, European Environmental Law Review, October 2005, Vol.14, No.14, pp.252-264
    • ‘The Role of Public Authorities in Integrated Product Policy: Regulators or Coordinators?, M. Pallemarts, A.McLoughlin,T.Jans, D. Misone, Belgian Science Policy (2006)
    • ‘EC Action and initiatives in environmental protection’, D.Freestone & A.McLoughlin, Chapter in ‘Beyond the Market: The EU and national social policy, Ed. D.Hine & H.Kassim, Routldedge (1998)
    • Papers on environmental law and EU lobbying to academic, professional, and political audiences, e.g.  Digital Europe on the future of european environmental policy (October 2014)


    May 2008 - Present

    Ashridge Business School

    Ashridge Business School

    Managing Remote Teams 

    Sep 2007 - Present

    PRINCE 2 Foundation Exam

    APM Group

    Prince 2 Exam



    French Language

    Basic French