2019 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

Dómhnal Slattery
CEO,
Avolon

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

Mary Finan
Former Managing Director,
Wilson Hartnell Public Relations

Ian Talbot
CEO,
Chambers Ireland

Rosaleen Blair
Founder & CEO,
Alexander Mann

Alan Duffy
CEO, Ireland,
HSBC Bank plc

Rose Hynes
Chairman,
Shannon Group plc

John Walsh
Former Deputy Editor & Business Editor,
The Times

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

Professor Gerardine Doyle,
Director UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

Dee Forbes
Director General,
RTE

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

Louise Phelan
Deputy CEO, Phelan Energy Group Ltd

Paul Kelly
Chief Executive, Fáilte Ireland