Aebhín Cawley CEnv MCIEEM - Chief Executive Officer
Aebhín Cawley, is CEO and founder of Scott Cawley and is responsible for ensuring the company’s vision, mission and goals are met. She is currently implementing a strategic review action plan, driving company profitability and developing business in the “nature positive” area. Coming from an ecological background, Aebhín is an experienced ecologist, practicing in Ireland since 2002 and building strong relationships with clients, national nature conservation agencies and specialist suppliers. She has been influential in the evolution of ecological impact assessment work in Ireland through capacity-building work, including training at a central and local government level, preparing guidelines, and speaking at conferences. Aebhín holds an honors degree in Zoology from Trinity College, Dublin, and a postgraduate diploma in Physical Planning at Trinity. She is a Chartered Environmentalist with the Society for the Environment and a Full Member of the CIEEM. She is a ministerial appointee on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Advisory Committee.
Andrew Speer, MCIEEM - Chief Technical Officer
Andrew holds an honours degree in Zoology from NUI Galway and is currently studying for a Master's degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He is a full member of CIEEM. Andrew has many years' experience as an ecological consultant with experience in Environmental Impact Assessment and mitigation design for development projects including national road schemes, wind energy projects, light rail, flood relief schemes, infrastructure projects and smaller scale commercial and residential developments. He has comprehensive experience in the preparation of Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening Reports and Natura Impact Statements/Reports (NIS/NIR) for a range of projects and land use plans. Andrew has undertaken and managed a wide range of field surveys including protected species surveys (e.g. badger, otter, newts, bats, kingfisher, crayfish and lamprey), bird surveys, habitat surveys and biological and physico-chemical water quality monitoring. He is also an experienced Ecological Clerk of Works for projects such as national road schemes, pipeline works and electricity supply schemes. Andrew has extensive GIS experience on both Autodesk Map 3D, QGIS and ArcGIS platforms. Andrew is currently responsible for project management and field surveying for a variety of large rail and road projects in Ireland as well as several smaller mixed use and residential developments.
Ashling Cronin MSc, MIEnvSC, ACIEEM - Chief Operating Officer
Ashling is responsible for setting and driving the company vision and operating strategies. She is actively involved in overseeing the daily operational functions of the business including tendering, recruitment, human resources and project management. She is passionate about Scott Cawley’s people, developing and supporting the companies culture and vision. She provides leadership and vision to ensure that the business has effective people, operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures in place.
Ashling brings with her over 14 years of experience in ecological/environmental assessment and environmental management across both the private and public sector, as well as more recent business management and business development experience. She fundamentally understands the business needs and tasks Scott Cawley’s people face day to day, having commenced in Scott Cawley as a Junior Ecologist, progressing her career to Technical Director, prior to stepping into the business management focused role she now holds. She also has a thorough understanding of our clients needs and their legislative requirements, with the fusion of these skills making her a great fit in her operations role. Ashling still likes to keep up specialist ecological skills where possible and provides expert advice and technical/peer review in the area of Appropriate Assessment (AA), assisting clients in framing legal opinions on EIA and AA issues that projects are facing and assists clients in interpreting and implementing legal advice. She also provides AA training, and has developed AA guidance for public and local authorities.
Ashling holds a Masters of Science in Ecological Assessment (UCC), Honours degree in Applied Ecology (UCC), Advanced Diploma in Planning and Environmental Law (Honourable Society of King’s Inns) and a Diploma in Management (Irish Management Institute). She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), Institute of Environmental Sciences (IES), and a Council Member of the Irish Environmental Law Association (IELA).