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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

More Judges will be announced soon.