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Meet The Team

Michael Horgan

Group CEO
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Michael is a graduate of the National Maritime College of Ireland where he studied Nautical Science. He is a master mariner as well as having a wealth of commercial experience from around the globe. Michael spent the first ten years of his career working for BP and the latter fifteen working for Chevron in California. Michael is originally from Crosshaven where he spent his summers sailing at the Royal Cork Yacht Club. He is now delighted to be back in his home-town, having spent over 25 years abroad where he held managerial posts in West Africa, California, Dubai and Scotland.

"Having spent 25 years working for oil majors I found myself developing a growing awareness of the damage to the planet which hydrocarbon fuels were directly responsible for. In 2020 I watched David Attenborough's documentary "A life on our Planet" and I immediately made my mind up. It was time for me to go and make a new life for myself in the renewable energy sector. I am thrilled to be a part of Green Rebel where I am now following my dream of making a carbon neutral world a reality".

Dr. Jared Peters

Director of Surveys
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Jared has over a decade of research and survey planning experience. He has a degree in geoscience, a masters in sedimentology, and a PhD in marine geology. Jared has published many scientific works from multibeam-based seabed geomorphology to Bayesian probability modelling for offshore renewable energy developments. He has worked as a geological consultant for several marine industries and held a postdoctoral position at UCC researching Irish offshore renewable energy development.  Recently Jared was made a Chartered Scientist (CSci), a Chartered Marine Scientist (CMarSci) and a Fellow of the Institute for Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (FIMarEST). Jared was one of the first in Green Rebel and has created a strong team of expert scientists in the development of the business.

"This drive to fill the industry's needs is the defining characteristic of Green Rebel - we are not just a survey company, or a buoy company, or a consultancy company. We are a one-stop-shop for all the data acquisition and knowledge generation needs the renewable energy industry has."

Dr. Sarah Kandrot

Head of Aerial Surveys
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Sarah specialises in the use of geoinformatics technologies for environmental, coastal, and marine applications. She has a master's degree in Coastal Management and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and she holds a PhD in Geography from UCC where she also worked as a lecturer and a postdoctoral researcher on a range of projects in marine renewable energy and coastal studies. Sarah has extensive experience working with several types of geodata, including bathymetry, terrestrial laser scanning (TLS), and UAV data, and she is also an IAA-approved UAV pilot.

"This is absolutely my dream job, I love what I'm doing as head of aerial surveys, I love every minute of it. I love the technical aspects and I love that I have the opportunity to build up our aerial capabilities."

Dr. Gavin Arneill

Senior Marine Ecologist
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Gavin is an expert marine ecologist working in our aerial survey's division. He has a BSc in Zoology and a PhD funded by the National Parks and Wildlife service with a focus on developing best-practice methods for the surveying and monitoring of burrow-nesting seabirds in Ireland. He worked on postdoctoral research at the MaREI research center in Ringaskiddy, Cork, where he joined an EU funded project on seabird and fisheries interactions. His work has been published in various internationally recognised peer-review journals. Outside of his work in the academic research sector, Gavin worked as a consultant in a scientific and technical advisory capacity before joining the team at Green Rebel.

"To put it simply, climate change is a problem, and this is one way to tackle it and if we can do it in an informed way that doesn't cause damage that's important - which is what our surveys at Green Rebel are all about."

Dr. Aaron Lim

Lead Data Scientist
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Aaron is an established Marine Geoscientist with an extensive academic portfolio. Aaron has a degree in Earth Science and a PhD in Marine Geoscience with a focus on seabed mapping and seabed mapping techniques specifically for cold water coral reefs. Aaron has published over 15 international, peer-review research articles, some of which have earned him numerous grants and recognised awards. Aaron is a specialist in multibeam echosounder data processing and a pioneer in cutting-edge point cloud analytical techniques. He worked in UCC as a senior research scientist and then began mentoring master's and PhD students, some of whom he brought to work at Green Rebel.

"It's not just another survey company, everything we do seems to exceed industry standards. We're going above and beyond and it's all Irish, home-grown talent and that feels very organic."

Łukasz Nawrotkiewicz

Aerial Survey Task Specialist
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Łukasz is an experienced camera sensor operator. He holds a master's degree in mining geodesy and geoinformation. After spending time progressing his professional career in the processing of geographic data, he specialised in acquisition of data from airborne imagery. He has experience taking part in all aspects of an aerial inflight mission and has worked in various countries across Europe.

"I joined Green Rebel Marine because working here is not only about fulfilling my daily duties. It also gives the opportunity to contribute to the development of the state-of-art technology, focused on the green energy."

Chris Franks

Senior Master / SDPO
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Chris has over 15 years of experience working offshore in a variety of senior roles including hydrographic surveyor, superintendent, and vessel master. He has performed these tasks as part of larger marine surveying teams, giving him advanced insight into planning and data acquisition activities. Chris has been the master of our first dedicated survey vessel the MV Roman Rebel since she was built (originally named the Bibby Athena). He is also trained as a geographer and has experience reporting marine survey data to diverse clients.

"I joined Green Rebel Marine because working here is not only about fulfilling my daily duties. It also gives the opportunity to contribute to the development of the state-of-art technology, focused on the green energy."

Alan Cott

Marine Superintendent / GM Crosshaven Boatyard
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Alan hails from Ballycotton and comes from a fishing background. He has been an integral part of Green Rebel since its inception and was involved with the purchase team which commissioned our first survey vessel, the MV Roman Rebel. He was also involved with the design team as well as the Marine Surveyors Office during the build of our latest survey vessel MV Lady Kathleen. Alan has been an active member of the Ballycotton RNLI for over 10 years and is now in charge of the day-to-day operational requirements of our ever-expanding fleet.

"I am proud to be a member of the Green Rebel team and excited to be a part of achieving Ireland's ambition of becoming 70% reliant on renewable energy by 2030."

Georgina Foley

Business Development Director
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Georgina has been developing businesses between local industries based in France and Ireland and international markets for over 20 years. Her roles all required a great understanding of the possible synergies between local talent and global needs. Georgina started working on developing the Offshore Renewable Energy sector over a decade ago. In her role as Business Development and Operations Manager of Lir National Ocean Test Facility, she worked closely with Irish and international developers She found success in gaining support for the renewable energy industry in Ireland at a European level before finding Green Rebel.

"The Offshore Renewable Energy industry didn't have someone like Pearse Flynn supporting it before this initiative with Green Rebel, so this is a chance to get that moving again and get it right for Ireland."

Jon Meany

Business Operations Manager
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Jon has almost 10 years of experience in the renewable energy sector in Ireland and the UK working in the areas of business development, project management & data analysis. Prior to this Jon worked extensively with utility providers in helping them ensure their processes were aligned to industry standards and conformed to regulatory requirements.

"I wanted to work for Green Rebel because I care about the community, the maritime industry and the environment. It's 100 miles an hour here but we're building something extremely special. We have the expertise, we have the access, we have the energy, and we have the passion."

Linda O'Shea

In-House Legal Counsel
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Linda has over 25 years of experience as a solicitor in private practice. She was one of the first Green Rebel team members having worked with Pearse Flynn prior to the establishment of the Green Rebel company. Her core competencies of self-motivated discipline, commitment and hard work ethic make her an invaluable asset to the Green Rebel team

"Innovation is the vital ingredient that separates the outstanding organisation that is Green Rebel from the chasing pack. My role challenges me every day, which is something I love."

Susie O'Leary

Executive Assistant / Business Administrator
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Susie has spent over 10 years working on super yachts around the world. She has travelled extensively and built up a wealth of industry experience in various key organisational roles. She has always had a passion for the environment, the ocean and renewable energy, which sparked her attention towards Green Rebel. She is proud to be able to work in the industry she cares about and in her beloved hometown of Crosshaven.

"My job means I get to see a little bit of everything that Green Rebel are doing on my desk every day and that's very exciting. I think that Green Rebel is going to have a huge impact, not only locally in Crosshaven, but also in Ireland and beyond."

Mia Piccoli

Marketing Intern
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Mia is completing a master’s in Management and Marketing in UCC while working with Green Rebel. She is also working in collaboration with Green Rebel for the purposes of her applied research thesis. She has an undergraduate degree in English, Italian and Performing Arts with a wealth of experience working in the arts industry. Mia has held different leadership and teaching positions both in Ireland and Italy before starting her master's degree where she found her passion for marketing.

"I am incredibly grateful to have been given this opportunity to work for such an exciting and dynamic company. I am blown away by the passion and dedication shown by every team member and I am so proud to be involved in everything Green Rebel are doing for Ireland and for the environment."

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