Management Team

Patrick Buckley, Managing Director 2 image

Responsible for sales, marketing and business development, Patrick joined EPS in 1997 and was appointed to the Board in 2008. Patrick holds an Honours Degree in Science from Sligo IT and an Honours Degree in Business Studies from UCD.



Tom Palmer, Finance Director2 image

Responsible for group finance and IT, Tom holds an Honours Degree in Business Studies from Limerick University, is a Chartered Accountant and has a fellowship with ACCA. Prior to joining EPS, Tom worked as an accountant with the Kerry Group. He is also an IT specialist.



Jim Palmer, Technical Director 2 image

Responsible for group tendering, design and technical solutions, Jim leads a team specialising in process design and this team is the bedrock for pre-qualifications and tenders. Jim is from Fermoy and holds a Master's Degree in Food Science from University College Cork and has membership of CIWEM (Water Engineers). Prior to joining EPS in 1994 he worked as a process scientist with Dairygold and also worked as a technical sales engineer with Astech.



Denis Buckley, Contracts Director 2 image

Based in the Naas Office, Denis has responsibility for UK contracts, the Leinster regional office and territory. Denis also represents EPS on the Board of EPS Environmental and JF Andrews in Northern Ireland. He is one of the four sons of EPS founder Gerald Buckley, who now work at EPS. Denis has a Graduate Diploma in Computer Engineering and an Honours Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Limerick University. Prior to joining EPS in 2001 he worked for Dovatron, Dell Computers and Drammock Ltd as a project engineer.



John Lynch, Contracts Director 2 image

John is responsible for Irish/ROW contracts, group health and safety and management systems and is from Tralee, Co Kerry. He has an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from CIT Cork and is also a member of the Institute of Engineers and gained chartered status in 2009. He joined EPS in 1999 as a mechanical engineer.



Iggy Haran, Service Director (West) 2 image

Iggy is Regional Manager for EPS in the west of Ireland.  He has an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University College Dublin and joined the company in 1997.  He has managed some very significant contracts in both water and wastewater, such as Sligo Main Drainage, Westport Main Drainage and the Killsellagh water treatment works in Sligo.




Barry O'Toole, Operations and Maintenance Director 2 image

Responsible for group operation and maintenance and energy management, Barry hails from Galway and completed his studies at University College Galway. He holds a Degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry. During his studies he won the Arnold Beckman Award for Microbiological Analysis. He worked with Shell International at their research centre in the UK and also worked as operations manager with Hyder (Welsh Water). He joined EPS in 2000 to support the formation of our operation and maintenance division.



Simon Lockwood, Operations Manager (North) 2 image

Simon is based in Dundalk and is the Regional Operations and Maintenance Manager for west, north west and north east Ireland.  He joined EPS in 2005 and is a chartered chemist and a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.  He is also a member of the Institute of Water and Environment Management.  He qualified from De Montfort University with a distinction in his Masters & Science Degree.  Prior to joining EPS Simon worked with the Water Research Centre in the UK and subsequently as an operations manager for Thames Water.



John Ryan, Water Treatment Division Manager 2 image

John specialises in water treatment and also manages the subsidiary company, AH Cullen Ltd, which provides water treatment solutions to the industrial sector, mainly food and beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical.  John is a graduate of University College Cork and has a Masters Degree in food science.  He was instrumental in setting up the Naas office and worked there for 6 years before returning to his native Cork.



Denis C Buckley, Commercial Director 2 image

Denis is the son of Paddy Buckley, one of the founding members of the company. Responsible for the commercial aspects of the business and concentrating on operations, subsidiaries, domestic and service, Denis is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from UCC and has a Masters in Accounting from UCD. He previously worked as an accountant with Price Waterhouse Coopers, Alps, Stryker Orthopaedics, GEA Westfalia Separators and most recently as finance manager with Janssen Pharmaceuticals.


Tadhg Buckley Jnr, Regional Director

Tadhg joined the Board as Regional Director in July 2017.


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