Our purpose and our passion is to make the built environment greener and safer. We do this by helping our clients meet their commercial, regulatory, social and environmental goals. Our team of more than one hundred specialist consultants work with some of the largest companies in the world, guiding their decisions and making their strategies a reality.
The combination of our independence, multi-disciplinary expertise, unique processes, and proprietary software platform (obi®) sets us apart. With a broad and deep knowledge base, we make every decision guided by our core values. At Catalyst, our organisational culture is something which we do not take for granted. We actively work on improving it and protecting it. It is woven into every service that we offer and every product that we develop.
We’re passionate about guiding all towards a greener and safer built environment. There is a better way and we all need to get on that path – better for investors, developers, communities and the planet.
Eoin Leonard, CEO, Catalyst
Technical Leadership Team
Our technical leadership team is a multidisciplinary team of specialist consultants who are responsible for providing guidance and direction for our clients. This team advises on some of the largest capital projects and real estate portfolios in the world.
Sector Lead - Data Centre
As Catalyst's Data Centre Sector Lead, Aoife leverages over 20+ years of experience in Building Services Engineering and Construction. Her adaptable approach tackles diverse project challenges, ensuring exceptional delivery through effective collaboration with clients, contractors, and design team members.
Head of ESG
Ciaran is Head of ESG / Sustainability at Catalyst where he endeavours to deliver tangible results that will have the highest impact on creating sustainable buildings. He has over 20+ years’ experience in the real estate sector.
Head of M&E Commissioning Services
David is Head of M&E Commissioning Services for Catalyst, bringing nearly 20 years of building experience in the M&E sector both in Ireland and abroad. David is committed to growing the Commissioning sector for Catalyst.
Fiona Brady is our BCMS & Resource Manager at Catalyst, bringing 20 + years of experience in management, document control, BCAR & project administration.
Head of MMC Advisory (ITC)
John is a Senior Quality Manager at Catalyst, bringing 25+ years of expertise in construction management and architectural inspections. In his role, John is focused on Quality to ensure that end products/projects achieve compliance and quality through specialist inspections.
Sector lead - Insurance and Risk Services
Kevin is an Assigned Certifier and Head of Risk Management Services at Catalyst, bringing 20+ year of experience in the construction industry. In his role, Kevin is focussed on Building Safety and minimising the risk involved in the construction of buildings for all stakeholders.
Head of Project Monitoring and Technical Advisory
Noel oversees the project monitoring and acquisition due diligence advisory within Catalyst for institutional investors and funds. Noel is a Chartered Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the construction and property sector.
Paula Pereiro Villanueva
Head of Building Certification (ESG)
Paula is Head of Green Building Certifications at Catalyst, bringing 15+ years of international expertise in the real estate industry. In her role, Paula is responsible for creating and providing Catalyst clients with the finest building sustainability and wellness solutions.
Head of Risk and Insurance Services
Stephen is Head of Risk and Insurance Services at Catalyst bringing 25 years of experience in the insurance industry.
Head of ESG Operations
Will is the ESG Operations Manager at Catalyst with over 18 years of Construction industry experience. In his role, Will coordinates and organises the wider ESG team whilst also focussing on the division’s expansion goals.
Head of Design Review
Ciara is Head of Design Review for Catalyst, bringing 15 years of experience in the commercial, residential, industrial and aviation industries in Ireland and Australia. Ciara is a Chartered Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in Building Control.
Head of Inspection, Testing and Commissioning
Darren is a Registered Building Surveyor and Head of Inspection Testing & Commissioning at Catalyst, bringing 25+ years of building design and inspection expertise. In his role, Darren is focused on maintaining consistently high standards in inspection, testing, and commissioning across our technical services.
Sector Lead - Public Sector
Eoin is a Chartered Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineer with over 20 years' experience in the construction industry. At Catalyst, Eoin leads our Infrastructure Division delivering high quality and sustainable outcomes for our clients.
Jennifer is Operations Manager at Catalyst, bringing 8+ years of experience in management. In her role, Jennifer oversees all office operations and administration tasks while supporting bid management, human resourcing, finance & invoicing, and business development.
Sector Lead - Life Sciences and Manufacturing
Kevin is Sector Lead for Pharma and Manufacturing at Catalyst. With almost 20 years of expertise in structural design, forensic engineering and building safety, Kevin’s focus is helping to grow the sector while managing and maintaining consistency of service for clients.
Head of Net Zero Buildings
Niall leads the Net Zero Buildings division at Catalyst, developing pathways for assets to achieve carbon neutrality and performance optimisation.
Director of Building Safety Services (UK)
Paul is a consultant to Catalyst with over 40 years’ experience in the construction and property sector. His expertise encompasses all stages of the built asset lifecycle. His role at Catalyst is to support the growth of our building safety service offering.
Chief Risk Officer
Sean is Chief Risk Officer at Catalyst, bringing 35+ years of expertise and experience in Risk Management in the built environment at both national and international level. In an ever developing role, Sean is helping clients and colleagues understand and implement a risk based approach to our services.
Thais Nunhes Gomes
Head of R&D (ESG)
Head of ESG research at Catalyst, Thaís holds a PhD in Engineering and extensive international experience researching and working with ESG. Her role includes developing well-informed recommendations based on specialised research and benchmarking to help clients align with ESG/sustainability agendas.
Executive Leadership Team
Our executive leadership team sets the direction for the company. Comprising of a group of accomplished individuals from diverse backgrounds, they bring with them a wealth of expertise to the table, working alongside our Technical Leadership Team to deliver for our clients.
Chief Executive Officer
Eoin is the CEO and founder at Catalyst. As well as leading the strategic development of Catalyst and obi, Eoin works closely with the leadership team across all aspects from organisational development to growth. Eoin also works closely with clients, placing significant emphasis on continual client engagement and feedback. Eoin holds an MBA, as well as several other technical and project management qualifications. In 2018, Eoin was a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year.
Chief Integration Officer
Cormac is Chief Integration Officer at Catalyst and he brings 20 years’ experience in a wide range of design, construction and project management roles in Ireland and Central & Eastern Europe.
As Director of Operations, David’s primary duty is to oversee the continuous improvement of the operational systems, processes, and policies in support of the organisation’s mission. David has a particular interest in financial performance, bid management, and general administration.
John is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a Fellow of Engineers Ireland as well as being a Chartered Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in London. His career of more than forty years included engineering and management consultancy roles prior to joining the Bowen Group, where as Chairman and CEO he oversaw its growth to become one of Ireland’s leading construction organisations, with a substantial footprint in the UK.
Head of SaaS Operations
Jack is the Head of SaaS Operations at Catalyst and obi. Responsible for the growth of the obi business, Jack works closely with our clients and internal stakeholders to ensure obi continues to meet the ever-growing needs of the construction and property markets.
Chief Technology Officer
Vicki is Chief Technology Officer at Catalyst and brings extensive experience from some high profile construction projects across the UK. Vicki is also a UK BIM Alliance Ambassador and member of the digital construction special interest group for the CIOB.
Chief Technical Officer
Conall is Chief Technical Officer at Catalyst. Conall is one of the foremost authorities in building control compliance, with 20+ years of industry expertise. Conall has developed inspection methodologies for significant, complex, and high-consequence class projects.
Chief People Officer
Lola is Chief People Officer at Catalyst and brings 25+ years of HR leadership expertise gained across consulting, start-up, and multinational companies. She is focused on developing Catalyst’s people strategy to create an exceptional employee experience through culture, capability, and organisational excellence.
Chief Commercial Officer
David is Chief Commercial Officer at Catalyst, bringing many years of experience from the high-performing world of professional sport as well as commercial management. In his role, David is driving the commercial growth of our suite of services and software.
Gerard is a founding director at Catalyst. Leading the Project Delivery Team, Gerard is focused on consistent quality delivery across all aspects of our service offerings. Gerard has broad business experience, having held senior positions with European and US multinationals.
Director of ESG Strategy
Sandra is Director of ESG Strategy at Catalyst and brings +10 years experience in the energy and sustainability sector.
Chief Marketing Officer
Ray is Chief Marketing Officer at Catalyst, bringing 15+ years of expertise in building marketing teams in high growth companies. In his role, Ray is focused on helping grow the Catalyst brand and drive demand for our products and services.
Do the right thing
One of our core operating principles since our first days working with clients, has been to not make technical decisions for non-technical reasons. This simple maxim perfectly encapsulates the weight we place on doing the right thing. Given the nature of recent failures in our industry, it is something the drives behaviours right across our business.
Be an agent for positive change
We strive to create a positive impact through our actions and are constantly looking for ways to improve and make a difference. We believe that every action we take, big or small, has the potential to create positive change. Working together, we can achieve great things and leave a lasting impact on our built environment.
Always look for improvement
Catalyst can only deliver against our other core values if we continue to develop our own skills, knowledge, technology, competence and structures. It will always mean adopting a “growth mindset” and believing that we can improve if we work hard on ourselves, our services and our software. Innovation is at the heart of our business. We innovate not only in our services and software, but also in our business model and organisational model.
Be a great teammate
Being a great teammate means supporting one another when it’s needed and holding each other to account when that’s needed. It means actively listening to feedback and doing our best to make adjustments to our own behaviours (where necessary). It means being approachable and helpful to both internal and external teammates. Where we work with external teams, we exercise empathy and emotional intelligence.
A career with purpose
At Catalyst, you don’t need to choose between “doing well” and “doing good”. Be part of an expert team driving change for a greener and safer built environment. We’re looking for passionate people, who are excited by working on innovative projects that can transform our industry.