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

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

Alan Duffy
CEO, Ireland,
HSBC Bank plc

Ian Talbot
CEO,
Chambers Ireland

Emer Gilvarry

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

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

Professor Gerardine Doyle,
Director UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

Caitriona Fottrell
President & CEO,
The Ireland Funds

Mary Harney
Independent Company Director and Former Tánaiste

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

Jim O’Hara
Former CEO, Intel Ireland

Louise Phelan
Deputy CEO, Phelan Energy Group Ltd

Sean O’Driscoll

Former Chairman & CEO, Glen Dimplex