Eilis McCullough

SENIOR PLANNING CONSULTANT

Éilis McCullough is a chartered town planner with over 30 years’ experience of spatial and land use planning, environmental management, and sustainable development. Éilis has worked professionally within both central and local government, in the UK, Ireland, and in Malta, as well as with NGOs, and as an advisor in the community and voluntary sector. She joined the Adi Associates team on her return to Malta after working abroad for some 13 years. 

Éilis boasts a rich and diverse career spanning various roles and responsibilities. Her background includes 8 years at the Malta Planning Authority, where she oversaw an Area Planning Team, chaired the Major Projects Group, managed planning appeals, and contributed to the Structure Plan for the Maltese Islands and Marsaxlokk Bay Local Plan. In the UK, she authored national planning policy documents. Before joining Adi Associates, she was in charge of development management for Galway city centre in Ireland. 

Currently, Éilis leads the company’s planning support service, assisting local councils and individuals with planning applications, appeals, and various environmental assessments. She also coordinates EIA preparation and handles the environmental noise portfolio. 

Her expertise extends to environmental management and sustainable development. She’s worked with the Northern Ireland government on the Sustainable Development Strategy and Sustainability Indicators Set. She’s collaborated with councils in Malta, the UK, and Ireland to develop sustainability plans and provided grassroots planning and environmental strategy support in multiple countries. 

Éilis excels in education, consultation, and public engagement. She’s dedicated to enhancing community involvement, promoting inclusivity, and advancing Adi Associates’ equality certification.

Éilis McCullough is a chartered town planner with over 30 years’ experience of spatial and land use planning, environmental management, and sustainable development. Éilis has worked professionally within both central and local government, in the UK, Ireland, and in Malta, as well as with NGOs, and as an advisor in the community and voluntary sector. She joined the Adi Associates team on her return to Malta after working abroad for some 13 years. 

Éilis boasts a rich and diverse career spanning various roles and responsibilities. Her background includes 8 years at the Malta Planning Authority, where she oversaw an Area Planning Team, chaired the Major Projects Group, managed planning appeals, and contributed to the Structure Plan for the Maltese Islands and Marsaxlokk Bay Local Plan. In the UK, she authored national planning policy documents. Before joining Adi Associates, she was in charge of development management for Galway city centre in Ireland. 

Currently, Éilis leads the company’s planning support service, assisting local councils and individuals with planning applications, appeals, and various environmental assessments. She also coordinates EIA preparation and handles the environmental noise portfolio. 

Her expertise extends to environmental management and sustainable development. She’s worked with the Northern Ireland government on the Sustainable Development Strategy and Sustainability Indicators Set. She’s collaborated with councils in Malta, the UK, and Ireland to develop sustainability plans and provided grassroots planning and environmental strategy support in multiple countries. 

Éilis excels in education, consultation, and public engagement. She’s dedicated to enhancing community involvement, promoting inclusivity, and advancing Adi Associates’ equality certification. 

Rachel boasts extensive experience in project management, environmental assessment, and environmental management and planning. Her expertise includes substantial involvement in major development projects and the development of policy and environmental legislation. She’s well-versed in European Union environmental regulations, having been a member of government-appointed working groups during the EU’s Environmental Acquis screening. Rachel excels in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and contributed to national legislation for EIA and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). From 2003 to 2005, she represented Malta on the European Union’s EIA/SEA Expert Working Group. Her contributions span strategic environmental assessments in various areas, project coordination, and leading teams in developing of various environment strategies. 

Rachel is also trained in Environmental Management Systems and provides support during environmental due diligence and in EMAS and ISO14001 certification. She is also a certified internal auditor for the ISO14001 standard. 

Since 2001 Rachel has worked closely with the University of Malta lecturing on sustainable development and environmental management. Rachel was also a member on the Board of Directors of the Today Public Policy Institute (TPPI), an independent and impartial think-tank focusing specifically on public policies for the purpose of improving those policies or creating viable alternatives. She occasionally lectures post graduate students at the University of Malta. 

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