Gerry Rooney



Gerry Rooney


Gerry Rooney

Gerry is our lead consultant based in Dublin, Ireland. Since 2000 Gerry has been providing a range of HR services including Dispute Resolution (Mediation, Facilitation and Investigation), Certified and Advanced Mediator Training, Leadership, Management and Supervisor Training, Group Facilitation, HR Advice, Equality and Diversity programs including Equal Status projects, Equality Audits, and Employer Representation.

As an experienced Mediator Gerry is President of the Mediators Institute of Ireland. Gerry’s mediation, facilitation and investigation services are recommended by Counsel, Law Firms, Accountants, HR Practitioners and Trade Unions.

Gerry is an expert in the design and implementation of training and strategic and tactical HR solutions for an extensive range of clients. His expertise includes leadership and management development, specializing in Conflict Management, and Equality and Diversity in the workplace.

His career began in the Irish Naval Service (NS) where he served 18 years as an Executive Branch Officer and was responsible for a range of operational (seagoing) and HR roles including Recruitment, Training and Development and Strategic HR. Gerry was an officer onboard LE Eithne, the first Irish Naval Vessel to visit the United States in 1986 to participate in an international naval review in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Statute of Liberty. After retiring from the Navy Gerry spent three years as a HR Executive with the Local Government Management Services Board where he provided HR and industrial relations advice to Ireland’s local government sector. In 2000 Gerry set up and ran Polaris HR Ltd, a very successful HR consultancy until 2011, when he merged Polaris HR with Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon. Gerry is now growing his HR and Mediation Business as Managing Director with Acrux Consulting Ltd in his Dublin office.




» MSc in Human Resource Development
» Chartered Member of the CIPD
» Experienced and qualified Advanced Practitioner Mediator
» Equality Authority’s National Panel of Equality Auditors
» Practitioner member of the Mediator’s Institute of Ireland
» President of the Mediator’s Institute of Ireland Council



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