In January 2021, Seán became world football’s first Climate Justice Officer with Bohemian F.C. in Ireland, giving him the opportunity to combine his love of football with his desire to see a fair and equitable resolution to the climate crisis. Seán is now working with Bohemian F.C., the League of Ireland and partners in Europe to advance climate action in football that is good for the clubs, the fans and the planet.
For his day job, Seán is the Executive Manager of the TASC Climate Justice Centre. His work at TASC focuses on developing evidence based, people-centred and community-led climate action strategies. He also supports the work of the Children’s Environmental Rights Initiative, a global coalition spearheaded by the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment seeking to fulfil children’s environmental rights. Prior to joining TASC, Seán worked with former Irish President Mary Robinson in the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice. During this time he engaged in the negotiation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as leading projects on intergenerational equity, ESG and the provision of renewable energy services through social protection mechanisms.
Seán previously worked in the private sector, as a catastrophe risk analyst with Renaissance Reinsurance. He has also worked in community development in Kolkata, India and with the Environmental Protection Agency in Sierra Leone where he supported capacity building in Geographic Information Systems. Seán holds a B.Sc in Applied Physics from Dublin City University and a M.Sc. in Development Practice awarded by Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin.