2021 Judging Panel

CHAIRPERSON

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

Ian Hyland
Owner,
Business & Finance Media Group

Seamus Hand
Managing Partner,
KPMG

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

Breege O’Donoghue
Ambassador,
Primark

Barry Dempsey
CEO,
Chartered Accountants Ireland

Danny McCoy
CEO,
IBEC

Denis O’Brien
Owner & Board Member,
Communicorp

Anne Heraty
CEO,
Cpl Resources plc

Maura Quinn
CEO,
Institute of Directors

Patrick Kennedy
Chairman of Bank of Ireland Group plc & Chairman of CarTrawler

Liz McCarthy

Liz McCarthy
Advisor,
Scale Ireland

Mary Finan
Former Managing Director,
Wilson Hartnell Public Relations

Ian Talbot
CEO,
Chambers Ireland

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

Professor Gerardine Doyle,
Director UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

Alan Duffy
CEO, Ireland,
HSBC Bank plc

Dee Forbes
Director General,
RTE

Mary Harney
Independent Company Director and Former Tánaiste

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

Brian MacCraith
Former President, DCU

Jim O’Hara
Former CEO, Intel Ireland

Louise Phelan
Deputy CEO, Phelan Energy Group Ltd

Sean O’Driscoll

Former Chairman & CEO, Glen Dimplex