Our expert team of consultants and trainers is here to guide you through the difficult processes surrounding day-to-day business operations
Gerard Higgins, CEO
Educated in the University of Limerick, Gerry has worked in the technical services sector for over 30 years and has a background in engineering and general management.
He specialises in the integration of management systems including quality, environment, health and safety, energy, information security, asset management and corporate social responsibility. He also lectures on management systems.
Management Team and Staff
Working with our management team, we have a group of consultants, associates and supporting staff.
Gerard Higgins, CEO
Educated in the University of Limerick, Gerry has worked in the technical services sector for over 40 years and has a very strong academic and organisational background in engineering and general management. In addition, he has over 40 years’ experience in technical and management consultancy in large multinational environments, state agencies and SMEs.
Gerry assists companies in the integration of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001/ISO 27701, ISO 50001, ISO 55001 and ISO 45001 from a people/process/technology perspective. He also helps companies to understand sustainability and create opportunities to minimise risk, enhance reputation and exceed customer expectations. He has a primary degree in engineering, a master’s degree in business administration and is a Fellow of Engineers Ireland and a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). He has lectured extensively on sustainability, management system integration and employee engagement.
Finbarr Stapleton – Senior Consultant
Finbarr is a highly reputable and experienced consultant and trainer. He joined Antaris in 1994 and since then, has successfully assisted many companies in implementing health and safety, environment, energy, food safety and quality management systems and achieving certification to ISO 45001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001 and ISO 9001 among others. Finbarr has delivered projects in the UK, Germany, Luxembourg, and Saudi Arabia. He has a strong reputation in OH&S Management and is a highly sought-after trainer and consultant in this area. Finbarr has been very active in developing Covid-19 advice and response plans for our clients. Finbarr is an authority on OHS risk management in a wide range of industry sectors such as food and beverage manufacture, pharma, medical device and mining.
Finbarr is an excellent tutor and has designed, developed and delivered numerous training courses in the area of Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental Management Systems and Auditing. Finbarr acts as an agreement support manager/mentor with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) for the public and private sector. Finbarr is the lead tutor on our NEBOSH International Diploma training course offered in conjunction with SQT.
Nick Smyth – Senior Consultant
Nick Smyth is a highly qualified and experienced health and safety, environmental and quality management professional, with over 30-years’ experience in these areas. Since joining Antaris in 2005, Nick has completed numerous high-quality consultancy projects in management systems, compliance assessment and environmental, safety and quality assurance.
Nick has worked on projects in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the US with multi-national companies and government bodies. He has specific interests and competence in Occupational Hygiene and Business Continuity and has helped many organisations address the challenges that COVID-19 presents.
Peter Fleming – Senior Consultant
Peter Fleming is an accomplished safety professional with credible technical insight coupled with best-in-class interpersonal and communication skills. In the last 20 years, he has specialised in the areas of HAZOP, risk assessment, process safety, fire safety and industrial loss prevention. Peter has worked with over 300 organisations in Europe, China, Middle East, America, Central America primarily focusing on HAZOP studies and Risk Assessment.
He has co-ordinated a number of HAZOP and SIL studies in Jubail and Saudi Arabia. He has also worked as a safety expert responsible for assessing the safety of Ma’aden operations and processes and preparing a safety risk register for Ma’aden Phosphate Company. He has also completed HAZOP studies in Ireland, the UK, Saudi Arabia and Qatar for a number of clients.
Cheryl Robertson – Senior Consultant
Educated in the University of Limerick and Trinity College, Tara is responsible for developing the business side of the organisation and working closely with clients to define their needs and expectations and convert these into deliverable projects. Tara has over 20 years global industry experience in Ireland, Europe, United States and Asia. Her key areas of expertise include Environment and Health and Safety Management Systems, ISO 45001 and ISO 14001, Fire Engineering systems IS 3218, Emergency Response teams preparedness, SEVESO, ATEX, HAZOP, Enterprise Excellence systems (Shingo), Corporate Social Responsibility, GDPR, IPC Licensing , Business Continuity, Occupational Health, REACH, Conflict Minerals, Energy Management and Environmental Sustainability. She holds a degree in Environmental Science and master’s degree in Project Management.
Elizabeth Walker – Senior Consultant
Elizabeth Walker is a proficient management system expert with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with over 20 years’ industry experience specialising across five disciplines including Health & Safety, Environment, Energy, Quality and Food Safety. Areas of expertise to support these management systems incorporate risk management, change management and lean manufacturing techniques.
Elizabeth has worked as a consultant developing and implementing integrated management systems for global organisations both nationally and internationally, in Ireland, the UK, Belgium, France, Croatia and Hungary. Elizabeth is also a competent lead auditor with extensive experience carrying out and managing audit programmes and is also a practised trainer delivering wide ranging management system courses.
Ciara Higgins - Consultant
Ciara is a graduate of the University of Limerick and holds a BSc degree and a Lean Six Sigma Diploma. Ciara has considerable experience in the transport, freight forwarding, manufacturing, logistics and service industries in management system implementation including ISO 9001, ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and IATF 16949. This includes design and implementation of management systems, gap analysis of management systems, setting objectives and targets, process mapping, documenting procedures, pre-assessment audits, internal auditing and customer satisfaction measurement.
Ciara has an on-going compliance consultancy role in a number of transport, logistics and freight forwarding companies. She has implemented AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) status in several companies and has extensive training and practical experience with this standard both in Ireland and abroad. She has also successfully implemented procedures, policies and records in line with HPRA Good Distribution Practice Guidelines and is responsible for maintaining Antaris’ compliance with applicable legislative and regulatory requirements.
Liam Regan - Consultant
Liam Regan is an experienced energy engineer and accomplished quality practitioner. Liam is known for his adaptability together with his attention to detail. With nearly a decade of experience of working with management systems, Liam focuses on ensuring our clients can implement and maintain management systems that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their operations. Working as consultant, trainer, and auditor, he specializes in the areas of energy management, quality management, legal compliance, lean systems, and process performance. In addition, Liam is a registered energy auditor with the SEAI. He also assists large organisations, in his role as relationship manager for both Large Industry Energy Network and Public Sector Partnership programmes, to improve their energy performance and meet their respective objectives and targets.
Bruce Harper - Consultant
Bruce Harper is a consultant with more than a decade of experience in the field of environmental regulation. A specialist in industrial emissions, he has deep sectoral knowledge gained over a varied career, from setting licence conditions as a licensing Inspector with the Environmental Protection Agency to writing Regulations and developing guidance for regulators and operators as an Environmental Policy Advisor in the Department of the Environment Northern Ireland.
Bruce is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, with a BSc in Engineering with Management, and a master’s degree in environmental engineering. He is a member of Engineers Ireland.
Geoff Dooley – Business Development & Sustainability Consultant
Geoff is an experienced strategy and sustainability consultant and an accomplished speaker and trainer with a strong track record of leading change in the environmental services, life sciences, and not-for-profit sectors. In his earlier career, Geoff worked in business development across a variety of enterprises and sectors including plastics recycling, biofuels, veterinary services and clinical trial management technology. He combines his experience and intuition to help leaders and their organisations navigate a sustainable path forward in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.
Geoff holds a primary degree in Environmental Science, an MBA, an MSc in Finance, a Level 9 Diploma in Executive Coaching, and an Advanced Diploma in Systemic Transformation. Geoff is a member of the Irish Institute of Training and Development and the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust.
Business Development & Sustainability Consultant
Eamon O'Reilly - Financial Accountant
Eamon O’Reilly is responsible for the finance functions of Antaris. As a fully qualified accountant with ACCA and over 8 years of practical experience.
Imelda Condron – Training Manager
Imelda is responsible for the development and management of our wide range of training courses, ensuring a high standard of training delivery, along with maintaining our CQI IRCA, IEMA and NEBOSH accreditations. Imelda works closely with our clients and our training partner, SQT Training Ltd., in developing and delivering a world-class training experience.
Imelda has over 25 years’ experience working within the international technology sector, legal sector and services industry and is a graduate of the Marketing Institute of Ireland.
Stutee Rampal - Marketing and Sales Executive
Stutee Rampal is the Marketing and Sales Executive at Antaris. With over four years of experience in marketing & sales, Stutee is involved in the planning, execution, and review of marketing, social media strategies and account management activities. She is responsible for website management through approaches best suitable for our industry. A specialist in content marketing, Stutee ensures we put our best foot forward when it comes to reaching out to our clients and potential customers. Stutee’s contribution is focused at growing the company by developing an effective marketing strategy and to increase our presence in Ireland and other European countries.
Stutee holds a double Master’s degree in Marketing, from India and Ireland. She graduated from the University of Limerick in 2017 and has ever since been working in this field.
Marketing and Sales Executive
Caroline Naughton – Environmental Consultant
Caroline is a highly motivated professional with 15 years’ experience working with leading companies across a range of industries including construction, waste and pharmaceutical. She has extensive industry experience, ensuring compliance to environment and health & safety statutory commitments. Throughout her career she has developed strong working knowledge of the implementation of ISO 14001, ISO 45001, and ISO 9001 management systems.
Caroline worked for 8 years as Environmental Scientist in Roche Ireland, a leading global pharmaceutical company where she had responsibility for ensuring compliance with the environment and health & safety management systems. She has extensive experience in implementing, maintaining, and auditing environment and health and safety management systems elements in accordance with ISO 45001 & ISO 14001. She is experienced in conducting risk assessments, evaluating environmental aspects, and conducting environmental reviews.
Caroline holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Environmental Science from University College Cork. She is a Lean Black Belt, with a first-class honours degree in Quality Management – Lean Systems from the University of Limerick.
George O’Dwyer – Sustainable Finance
A Finance graduate, MBA, Marketing Institute member with certifications in Project Management, Training/Development and strong financial sector strategy project appraisal and risk management experience he has presented to student and professional audiences at the University of Limerick and commercial settings.
In executive positions at Ireland’s former industrial development bank, ICC, his role was to seek out and appraise proposals against financial sustainability and preferred sectoral development criteria of the EIB the EU’s Bank – now in the spotlight as the EU’s Climate Bank.
Meeting development goals for an integrated Bank-Insurer business George held Sales and Marketing Manager and later General Manager – Commercial positions at IIB Bank and Irish Life Finance, Kredietbank BV’s subsidiary interests in Ireland. Growth in emerging finance portfolios was founded on strategic relationships with key funding, investor and insurance partners with deployment to business and consumer markets through tactical, mutually beneficial, professional – intermediary and supplier networks.
As consultant to private, SME, Plc and Multinational clients he has raised finance and conceived and implemented niche; cost reduction, operational efficiency, and balance sheet improvements balancing tax, financial, regulation, real and social capital to ensure buy – in by stakeholders to sustainable, measurable value creation in shared benefit change models.