2022 Judging Panel


Professor Frances Ruane,
Chair of the National Competitiveness Council and Former director of ESRI

Ian Hyland
Business & Finance Media Group

Seamus Hand
Managing Partner,

Professor Gerardine Doyle,
Director UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

Paul Connolly
Founder & Chairman,
Connolly Capital Ltd.
Business & Finance Media Group

Breege O’Donoghue

Mary Finan
Former Managing Director,
Wilson Hartnell Public Relations

Maura Quinn
Former CEO,
Institute of Directors

Danny McCoy

Denis O’Brien
Owner & Board Member,

Anne Heraty
Non-Executive Director and Founder,

Mary Harney
Independent Company Director and Former Tánaiste

Brid Horan
Co Chair for Better Business ,Chair Nephin Energy & Non Executive Director PM Group

Emer Gilvarry

Non-Executive Director, Kerry Group, Greencoat Renewables plc & Pershing BNY Mellon

Kevin Sherry,
Executive Director, Global Business Development, Enterprise Ireland

Sean O’Driscoll

Former Chairman & CEO, Glen Dimplex

Caitriona Fottrell
President & CEO,
The Ireland Funds

Jim O’Hara
Former CEO, Intel Ireland

Louise Phelan
CEO, Phelan Energy Group Ltd

Julie Sinnamon
Non-Executive Director and Ex-CEO, Enterprise Ireland

Rory Guinan
Managing Director, Endeavor Ireland

Edel Creely
Independent Company Director, Former CEO Trilogy Technologies

Caroline Spillane
CDir, Chief Executive Officer
Institute of Directors in Ireland

Kieran McLoughlin
Managing Partner
VentureWave Capital Limited

Faye Walsh Drouillard
Founder & General Partner
WakeUp Capital

John Walsh
Journalist & Editor
London Times

Terence O’Rourke
Chairman, Enterprise Ireland
Chairman at ESB