Kara Flannery is a Director of Flannery Nagel Environmental Ltd. She holds a Masters of Science in Environmental Resource Management, a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Hons.) in Geography and Sociology, a Diploma in Environmental Impact Assessment Management and is a certified Auditor to ISO 14001. Kara is an affiliate member of The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).
She has over 20 years environmental consultancy experience, including previous management of a Dublin based environmental consultancy practice. Her project work includes sustainability planning with the Irish Food and Drinks sector, policy research for NESC, strategic advice to investors and NAMA, Environmental Impact Assessment, waste and industrial facility permitting and licensing and environmental due diligence. Kara has managed large waste data and resource efficiency projects on behalf of the EPA which included the National Waste Data Reports and the Greenbusiness waste prevention project.
She has undertaken studies on behalf of the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and InterTrade Ireland in assessing the recycled plastics market on the island of Ireland and reviewing cross-border trade impacted by environmental regulation and associated administrative burdens. Much of Kara’s work has included the development of guidance, provision of stakeholder engagement and training relating to environmental regulation, reporting and enforcement.
In her free time, Kara spends hours in the garden with her husband and son, tending to the myriad of flowers and big vegetable plot!
Elisabeth Nagel is a Director of Flannery Nagel Environmental Ltd. Elisabeth holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Hons) in Environmental Health, and Postgraduate Diplomas in Environmental Engineering as well as in Environmental Acoustics. She is a certified Auditor to ISO 14001 and a member of the Institute of Acoustics (IoA). Elisabeth was employed by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency as Licence Inspector (IPPC) for six years, and subsequently worked as Principal Consultant with a leading Environmental Consultancy for ten years. In 2017 she was elected onto to the Steering Committee of the Irish Forum on Natural Capital.
Elisabeth has over 20 years experience in environmental assessment and pollution control and has been involved in diverse environmental issues including environmental liability assessments, due diligence reports, resource efficiency, noise and air quality studies, statutory compliance management, industrial licensing, EIAs and training provision.
Her main focus has been the management of multifaceted review and research projects for the public and private sector. She has developed clear technical writing skills, having drafted policy recommendations on Environmental Liability and Financial Risk Assessments, Best Available Technique (BAT) guidance notes, and technical guidance on industrial emissions for the EPA. She is an experienced environmental tutor, and has provided training on Environmental Inspection Skills to Local Authority Inspectors, training on Biodegradable Waste Technologies and Construction Site Waste Management Plans and renewable Energy Policy. Elisabeth regularly lectures on Environmental Acoustics at Trinity College, Dublin. She has presented expert witness in environmental court proceedings, as well as at Oral Hearings before the Planning Appeals Board (An Bord Pleanála).
In her free time Elisabeth walks the mountain bogs of North Leitrim and stands in as proxy goalie for her son’s soccer practice.