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.
Please view a sample of our past judges here.
2021 Judging Panel
Director, Innovation Hub, Trinity College Dublin
Mark Bennett is Director of the Innovation Hub at Trinity College Dublin. He has particular competencies in smart cities, clean technology and corporate citizenship strategy.
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.
Dr. Ken Boyle
Chair MSc Sustainable Development, TU Dublin
Dr. Ken Boyle lectures on environmental and resource management in the School of transport engineering, environment and planning at TU Dublin. He is chair of the MSc Sustainable Development.
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.
Green Business Officer, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
In 1999, Margaret was appointed the first ever Environmental Awareness Officer in Dublin City Council and in 2005 she took up her current role as Green Business Officer with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
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 sustain solutions within the built environment to incorporating a cradle-to-cradle approach to suitable projects.
Ruaidhrí De Barra
Sustainability Officer, CUH
Ruaidhrí is the Sustainability Officer for Cork University Hospital with responsibility for co-ordinating the Environmental initiatives across the first Green Flag hospital campus worldwide.
Financial Accountant & Energy Manager, An Garda Síochána
Michael Dodd has responsibility for An Garda Síochána’s commitment to reaching the Public Sector Energy Efficiency Target and he is a category council member on the Office of Government Procurement Utilities Council.
Sustainability Manager, Ulster University
Marie-Louise is an Environmental and Health & Safety Practitioner with over 15 years’ experience in the development and implementation of Environmental and Safety Management Systems.
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.
Regenerative Agriculture Manager, Diageo
As Diageo’s Global Head of Sustainable Sourcing, Martina combines her diverse skills, experience, and natural curiosity to promote shared value across supply chains in a way that is pragmatic, collaborative and transformative.
Professor of Biosystems Engineering, University College Dublin
Nick’s teaching focuses on life cycle assessment methods and critical assessment of green technologies, and his research addresses the impact and sustainability of agriculture, food and the bioeconomy.
Global Sustainability Senior Manager, PepsiCo
Karen is an Environmental Scientist by qualification with 20 years’ experience working in national and international food and beverage companies.
Immediate 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.
Prof. Frances Lucy
Head of Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Technology Sligo
Professor Frances Lucy is Head of the Department of Environmental Science and Director of CERIS, the Centre for Environmental Research Innovation and Sustainability at the Institute of Technology, Sligo.
Development Officer, Irish Organic Association
Grace has extensive experience in organic food and farming. With a qualification in organic horticulture she began her career teaching Sustainable Agriculture at the Organic College in Limerick.
Sustainability Manager, Hibernia REIT
Neil Menzies has recently taken up the newly created position of Sustainability Manager with the real estate company Hibernia REIT plc (“Hibernia”). With over 10 years working in the area of sustainability, he now has responsibility for managing the sustainability efforts across Hibernia’s €1.4bn property portfolio, all of which is in Dublin.
Regional Resource Efficiency Officer, Southern Region Waste Management Office
Margaret is Regional Resource Efficiency Officer with the Southern Region Waste Management Planning Office. Margaret’s qualifications include B.Sc., Graduate Diploma in Industrial Chemistry and M.Sc. in Environmental Protection.
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.
Director, Grant Thornton Ireland
Padraig is a Director in Grant Thornton’s Business Consulting Team. Prior to joining Grant Thornton Padraig sent a number of years working in corporate sustainability.