Chris O’Brien

Senior ESG Consultant
SRK Consulting (UK)

Chris O’Brien is a Senior ESG consultant with 14 years’ experience in sustainability. Beginning his career in the largest steelworks in the UK, Chris spent eight years as an environmental manager and auditor, later specialising in greenhouse gas monitoring and reporting under various regulatory requirements including the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. From steelmaking Chris became a Permitting Officer with the Welsh regulatory authority, Natural Resources Wales, regulating compliance with the EU Emissions Trading schemes as well as two other UK mandatory energy and carbon monitoring and reporting schemes, the Carbon Reduction Commitment and the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme. Since joining SRK in 2018 Chris has contributed to due diligence studies, resource and reserve reporting and environment and social impact assessments (ESIA), but continues to specialise in developing greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories as part of ESIA studies and corporate reporting. Chris has a bachelor’s degree in marine and freshwater biology, a master’s degree in environmental dynamics and climate change, is a Chartered Environmentalist and a Lead Verifier for the international standard for GHG inventories, ISO 14064:2018.

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