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APEM Group appoint industry heavyweight Michael McMullan to lead Irish business

APEM Group, a leading global environmental consultancy, are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael McMullan to the role of Sector Director for Ireland. Michael will be leading the growth of APEM Group in Ireland, driving strategy and performance, and working closely with the leaders of the Group’s Ireland based businesses – AQUAFACT, Macro Works and Woodrow.

Michael brings a wealth of global environmental consulting experience to APEM Group in Ireland, having led multi-disciplinary teams across Ireland and the UK and delivering projects around the globe, including in Australia and New Zealand.

Michael has deep specialist knowledge in developing and project managing sustainability studies, Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA) for plans and programmes, Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and environmental management systems for major infrastructure and development projects. Michael has worked across a variety of sectors such as road, rail, aviation, renewable energy and urban regeneration, on a range of complex projects including HS2, Dublin Airport and greenways/active travel, wind, solar and hydrogen schemes in Ireland and the UK.


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Michael McMullan, Sector Director, APEM Group – Ireland


I’m delighted to be joining such a forward-thinking and people-focused environmental consultancy. The scale and growth that APEM Group has experienced over the past few years has been phenomenal, and what’s really impressive is how that growth has been built on deep scientific expertise combined with innovation in the use of data. It’s a great platform to build from and I’m excited to be able to bring the breadth and depth of the Group to our clients in Ireland.

Michael McMullan, Sector Director, APEM Group



I’m thrilled to have Michael join the APEM Group to lead our business in Ireland. We have a formidable team in Ireland delivering outstanding work for our clients, supported with the best science and data. With Michael’s extensive experience combined with his passion for developing teams, I’m excited for the future of our business in Ireland and what Michael and the team can achieve.

Darroch Baker, Managing Director, Water and Land Environmental Services, APEM Group


An expert presenter, Michael also lectures and provides sustainability and environmental training to Government training agencies, universities and professional bodies. For over 15 years, he has been a visiting lecturer at the Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds, on their MSc in Sustainability and Consultancy.

Get in touch with Michael McMullan via LinkedIn. Keen to learn more about developments within APEM Group? Take a look at our News page.

About APEM Group

With locations across the globe, APEM Group provide independent environmental consultancy and expert scientific advice to a wide range of industries including water, renewables, infrastructure, power and utilities, ports and harbours as well as to regulators and governments around the world.

We provide a range of services to clients including our world leading digital aerial wildlife surveys, environmental impact assessments, marine, water & terrestrial ecology, geospatial insights, shipping and navigational risk assessments and landscape visualisation.

Find out more: www.apemgroup.com

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AQUAFACT are an established marine environmental consultancy based in Galway, who joined APEM Group in February 2022. AQUAFACT are firmly rooted in the scientific community in Ireland with close associations with the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), University College Dublin and Trinity College. AQUAFACT deliver professional and clear advice and guidance to clients from the state, semi-state and private sectors with the highest levels of accuracy, specialising in monitoring and managing resources and offering a multi-disciplinary approach to the investigation of problems in marine and freshwater environments.

About Macro Works

Macro Works joined APEM Group in June 2023, and provide a full suite of Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) related tools and skills for a broad spectrum of energy, infrastructure and commercial developments. Macro Works’ clients emanate from both the public and private sectors, in Ireland and abroad. Macro Works’ expertise primarily covers the stages of development, from initial feasibility studies through to the completion of the planning process. Macro Works constantly undertake R&D and innovation that takes advantage of the latest technologies. This push for constant advancement has ensured that Macro Works have remained at the forefront of LVIA services in Ireland for the past 20 years and will continue to do so into the future.

About Woodrow

Woodrow, a long-standing and well-respected terrestrial ecology consultancy in Ireland, joined APEM Group in November 2021. An expert team of ecologists work across a variety of specialist areas including habitats, birds, bats, terrestrial mammals and invertebrates, notably providing services to the renewables industry and recreation/greenways, quarries, roads and other development areas as well as providing specialist input in national species and habitat surveys. With a long and successful history of providing environmental training and education, Woodrow see inclusion and knowledge as the key to positive environmental change.

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