2023 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

Professor Gerardine Doyle
Director
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

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

Breege O’Donoghue
Ambassador
Primark

Mary Finan
Former Managing Director
Wilson Hartnell Public Relations

Maura Quinn
Non-Executive Director and Ex CEO
Institute of Directors

Danny McCoy
CEO
IBEC

Denis O’Brien
Chairman
Digicel Group

Anne Heraty
Non-Executive Director and Founder
CPL

Mary Harney
Independent Company Director
and Former Tánaiste

Brid Horan
Independent Chair & Director
Chancellor, Dublin City University

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
Non-Executive Director
Ryan Air & Kingspan

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

Rory Guinan
Managing Director
Endeavor 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, ESB

Ian Talbot
CEO
Chambers Ireland