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Work experience

Mar 2010Present

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 2007Jan 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 2001Mar 2001

Senior Consultant

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

Fisheries Consultant


  • Policy analyst on US fisheries regime
Sep 1997Sep 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 1997Sep 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 1997Jul 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 1996Dec 1996


Weber Shandwick
  • Intern  on Corporate Political lobbying 
Sep 1994Aug 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 2008Present

    Ashridge Business School

    Ashridge Business School

    Managing Remote Teams 

    Sep 2007Present

    PRINCE 2 Foundation Exam

    APM Group

    Prince 2 Exam


    French Language

    Basic French