Karen Gallagher

Green Consultants Industry Advisory Group

Karen Gallagher

Certification Manager at Advanced Certification

Consultant and Trainer at Gallagher Consulting and Training


Karen is a sustainability practitioner with over 20 years’ experience of leading change for sustainability in large and complex organisations and in the provision of environmental consultancy, auditing and training functions in a range of different sectors. 


She is a Chartered Environmentalist, Full Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), an IEMA Registered Environmental Auditor and Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM). Karen was formally a Director and Vice Chair for the environmental charity, Devon Environmental Business Initiative (DEBI).


Karen is passionate about supporting the next generation of environmental professionals and has been a Career Mentor at the University of Exeter for the last 7 years and recently became a mentor for IEMA. She has been actively involved in the development of the Green Consultants programme since its launch and acted as on-site project mentor (Exeter Campuses) for the first 6 years of the initiative.


Karen is currently the Certification Manager at Advanced Certification, a UKAS Accredited Certification Body providing accredited certification services for ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) and ISO 45001/OHSAS 18001 (Health and Safety Management Systems), including SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement).