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Our Team

With offices in Ireland and Spain, Kerona Scientific is an award-winning regulatory consultancy providing a wide range of services for the registration of biocides, plant protection products, plant biostimulants, fertilisers, chemicals and cosmetics throughout the EU and Middle Eastern regions

Kerona Team Member: Dr. Irene McGrath

Dr. Irene McGrath

Irene has extensive experience in regulatory affairs and management of product development programmes, gained through working in private industry and consultancy for close on 30 years. Irene’s reputation means that she is much sought after not only as a regulatory consultant but also as a trainer and speaker with an international […]

Kerona Team Member: Catherine Alhaddad

Catherine Alhaddad

Catherine is a specialist in regulatory toxicology, human health exposure modelling and risk assessment, physical-chemical properties and analytical methodology. Catherine has a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Applied Sciences University (Jordan) and an M.Sc. in Analytical Toxicology from the University of Jordan. She has a broad range of scientific experience including […]

Kerona Team Member: Dr. Neus Rodriguez Sanchez

Dr. Neus Rodriguez Sanchez

Neus has a B.Sc in Biological Sciences and an M.Sc. in Aquaculture, both from the University of Valencia in Spain. She began work as a research laboratory technician and was responsible for conducting toxicity tests with fish embryos and molecular assays. She completed her Ph.D. at Liverpool John Moores University in […]

Kerona Team Member: Jim Shine

Jim Shine

Jim has a B.Sc. in Microbiology and a Diploma in Computer Science, both from University College Cork.  His early career experiences included periods at a medical device sterilisation company and in the environmental department of a local authority, where his activities ranged from laboratory work at a water treatment plant to […]

Kerona Team Member: Diego López Arias

Diego López Arias

Diego has a Master’s degree in Environmental Toxicology from Simon Fraser University, Canada, a Master’s in Climate Risk and Environmental Impact from the Complutense University of Madrid as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. Prior to joining Kerona Diego worked as a risk assessor and regulatory toxicologist with Tragsatec […]

Kerona Team Member: Greg O’Brien

Greg O’Brien

At Kerona, Greg is the Chief Operating Officer (COO), responsible for day-to-day operational management of the business, and implementation of management systems and process improvements. Greg is a results-driven leader with significant experience gained through operating at the most senior level in the communications/technology and pharmaceutical industries. Greg’s career spans over […]

Kerona Team Member: Alexandra von Nell-O’Brien

Alexandra von Nell-O’Brien

Alex has a Master of Arts (business and history) majoring in marketing and the Italian language. She is fluent in German, English and Italian, and has conversational French and Russian. Growing up on her family’s vineyard in Germany has given her an intimate understanding of the regulations regarding viticulture, following which […]

Kerona Team Member: Aleksander Glaz

Aleksander Glaz

Aleksander has a B.Sc in Analytical Science from Dublin City University and is a specialist in physical-chemical properties and analytical methodology. Aleksander has previous experience in regulatory affairs for a leading consultancy, where he worked on data gap analysis, environmental risk assessments for biocidal products using the EUSES model, and environmental […]