The EcoMerit Team
The EcoMerit Team provides the executive services on behalf of the Community, including:
- Certification services, e.g. client visits, assessments and surveillances
- Support for best practice in environmental performance of community members
- Assistance to Certified Members in accessing finance
The Team consists of…
Phil WalkerManaging Director
An engineer who started his career in the UK shipbuilding industry. Later he was based in South Korea, then China, developing quality and environmental certification businesses for an international certification body. He designed and launched EcoMerit in 2009 and has progressively developed the business since that time. To date, he has assisted more than 150 Irish business to improve their sustainability. Phil holds a first class honours degree in Naval Architecture; an M.Sc. in Production Technology; a Diploma in Welding Technology; and a Fellowship in Manufacturing Management.
Bobby LambertBusiness Development Director
An engineer with a background in international aid, including 10 years as CEO of a London based NGO (RedR) and 12 years running his own consultancy business, catering to Irish and international clients. He has a lifelong interest in environmental matters and enjoys working on organisational effectiveness, business planning and marketing. Now based in Wexford, he has been associated with EcoMerit since March 2016. He has a degree in Engineering from University College Dublin, a Masters in Public Health Engineering from Imperial College London and is a chartered member of Engineers Ireland.
Christian KubernatTechnical Director
An environmental scientist with over 15 years’ experience in the field, having worked as environmental consultant with the Clean Technology Centre and the EcoMerit Environmental Support & Certification Program. He has wide experience in the area of resource efficiency, cleaner production and environmental management systems in businesses of all sizes and sectors. In the last 10 years he has provided consultancy for a number of Irish Government funded EPA National Waste Prevention Programs including Green Business, Green Hospitality, Green Festivals and Green Healthcare. Christian holds an honours science degree in Environmental Studies, a diploma in Environment & Development and is a Certified Energy Auditor.