Judging Panel

An independent panel of recognised and expert green leaders will determine the winners of the Green Awards.

 

Our focus is to deliver a balanced judging assessment from industry leaders who will bring their extensive knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise to the judging process ensuring that the winning entries are truly outstanding and worthy of receiving a Green Award.

 

The panel is carefully selected to ensure the Awards judging process is fair and objective. The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate, in which case that entry will be reallocated. The integrity of this process lies at the very heart of all that we do.

A comprehensive judging process has been put together to decide the worthy winners of the Green Awards.

2022 Judging Panel

Dr Paul Bolger (Judging Co-ordinator)

Dr Paul Bolger (Judging Co-ordinator)

Manager, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork

Dr Bolger has worked across academia, industry, and government for over 25 years developing long term solutions for global sustainability challenges using inter- and trans-disciplinary research approaches.

Tanya Fitzgerald (Judging Co-ordinator)

Tanya Fitzgerald (Judging Co-ordinator)

Enterprise Liaison Officer, Sustainable Futures, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork

As Enterprise Liaison Officer for the Sustainable Futures Project, Tanya is responsible for managing relationships with Enterprise partners and for gathering skills requirements in relation to Sustainability in Business.

Anna Ozolina (Judging Co-ordinator)

Anna Ozolina (Judging Co-ordinator)

Project Manager Sustainable Futures, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork

As the Project Manager for the Sustainable Futures Project, Anna coordinates inter-institutional, cross-sectoral and multi-disciplinary engagement for impactful, long-term enterprise-informed sustainability skills education agenda.

Brian Abbott

Brian Abbott

Environmental Manager, Bristol Myers Squibb Cruiserath Biologics

Brian is the Environmental Manager at Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) Cruiserath Biologics. He has over 15 years of experience in pharmaceutical, construction and waste management industries.

Renée Andersson

Renée Andersson

Honorary Doctor Ethics, Environment, Economy, Lund University, Sweden

Renee has been working with Childrens Rights, Humans Rights, Workers Rights and Environmental issues, focus water, in Yemen, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, India, China and Turkey, for 33 years.

Mark Bennett

Mark Bennett

Director of Portal, the Trinity College Dublin Innovation Hub

Mark is Director of the new innovation hub at Trinity College. He has particular competencies in smart cities, clean technology and corporate citizenship strategy. He was the founder of an Internet of Things mobility startup and led sustainability projects for Dublin City Council.

Jan Peter Bergkvist

Jan Peter Bergkvist

Senior Sustainability Advisor, Sleepwell AB, Sweden

Jan Peter "JP" Bergkvist, sustainability professional, inspiring speaker, writer & senior advisor at SleepWell AB, has been active in the field of Sustainable Business at an executive level in the hospitality industry since the early nineties.

Nick Bond

Nick Bond

Coordinator, Waste Enforcement Regional Lead Authority Southern Region

Nick Bond began his Local Authority career in 2003 and moved to the Environment Directorate, Cork County Council in 2006 where he set up and led the Waste Enforcement Team before becoming Head of the Waste Section with responsibility for Waste Regulation, Waste Enforcement, Litter & Energy.


Nick was appointed as Coordinator for the Waste Enforcement Regional Lead Authority (WERLA), Southern Region in 2016.

Dr. Ken Boyle

Dr. Ken Boyle

Chair MSc Sustainable Development, TU Dublin

Dr. Ken Boyle is chair of the MSc Sustainable Development and lectures on environmental and resource management in the School of transport engineering, environment and planning at TU Dublin.

Declan Breen

Declan Breen

Waste Prevention Officer, Eastern Midlands Regional Waste Management Office

In his role as Waste Prevention Officer at the EMWR, Declan has responsibility for creating, promoting, and coordinating prevention activities throughout the Region and nationally. Declan is also the national coordinator for European Week for Waste Reduction.

Aidan Byrne

Aidan Byrne

Sustainability & Utilities Manager, Aviva Stadium

Aidan is the Sustainability & Utilities Manager at the Aviva Stadium and has over a decade of experience in energy management, sustainable development practices, and in the implementation of the ISO20121 Sustainable Event management & ISO50001 Energy Management standards.

John Cunniffe

John Cunniffe

Estate Services Manager, The Bar of Ireland

John Cunniffe has experience rolling out Green Initiatives within property portfolios across a range of sectors; utilising his engineering background to incorporating sustainable solutions within the built environment to incorporating a cradle-to-cradle approach to suitable projects.

Joe Harford

Joe Harford

Managing Director, Joe Harford & Associates

Joe Harford is a post graduate of Technology University Dublin and a fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering, he held various technical and managerial positions with Bristol Myers Squibb, general manager of Newport Pharmaceuticals Ireland and president and chief executive of Astellas Ireland.

Nick Holden

Nick Holden

Professor of Biosystems Engineering, University College Dublin

Nick’s teaching and research focuses on life cycle assessment and critical assessment of green technologies, addressing the impact and sustainability of agriculture, food and the bioeconomy.

Enda Kiernan

Enda Kiernan

Past President, Chartered Institution of Waste Management

Enda Kiernan is a qualified Civil Engineer with a Master’s degree in Construction Project Management and a PhD in Environmental Engineering.


Since 1997, Enda has worked in the Local Authority sector, specialising in Waste Management and in Waste Operations in particular.

Dr. Padraig Lyons

Dr. Padraig Lyons

Head of Group, International Energy Research Centre

Dr. Pádraig Lyons is IERC’s Head of Group and a chartered engineer. He has previously held a variety of roles in industry, consultancy, research and academia in Ireland and the UK.

Andrew O’Brien

Andrew O’Brien

Environmental & Sustainability Manager, Liffey Meats

Andrew is the Environmental & Sustainability Manager at Liffey Meats. He has over 5 years of experience in the food & beverage industries.

Barbara-Anne Richardson

Barbara-Anne Richardson

Sustainability & Public Affairs Manager, HEINEKEN Ireland

Barbara-Anne Richardson is Sustainability and Public Affairs Manager with HEINEKEN Ireland, having previously worked with Cork Chamber as Director of Member of Services.

Lorraine Rushe

Lorraine Rushe

Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, Buildings & Estates, NUI Galway

Lorraine joined NUI Galway as Environmental Health & Safety Manager and has significant experience working in consultancy, industry and education.  She is the Chairperson of the Green Campus since joining the University and played an instrumental role in the achievement of the Green Flag for NUI Galway in 2019.

Padraig Ryan

Padraig Ryan

Director, Grant Thornton Ireland

Padraig is a Director in Grant Thornton’s Business Consulting Team. Prior to joining Grant Thornton Padraig spent a number of years working in corporate sustainability.