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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.

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.

Daragh Anglim

Daragh Anglim

Head of Impact, Broadlake

Daragh Anglim has over 20 years’ experience in marketing and sustainability. As Head of impact at Broadlake he is responsible for delivering Broadlake’s 3X10X vision - three times the size and ten times the positive impact.

Mark Bennett

Mark Bennett

Director of Portal, the Trinity College Dublin Innovation Hub

Mark Bennett is Director of Portal, Trinity College Dublin's Innovation Hub planned for Trinity East. He has expertise in smart cities, clean technology and sustainability strategy.

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.

Dr. Declan Bogan

Dr. Declan Bogan

CEO, innovate2zero Horizons Ltd

Dr. Declan Bogan has been a business consultant since 2004 and has worked with 200+ business on strategy, innovation, sustainability, ESG and Future of Work. His main focus at the moment is on the social side of ESG and education.

Dr. Paul Bolger

Dr. Paul Bolger

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.

John Cunniffe

John Cunniffe

Director of Services, G4S FM Ireland

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

Ruaidhrí De Barra

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.

Tanya Fitzgerald

Tanya Fitzgerald

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 identifying the skills and competencies required by industry in relation to Sustainability.

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.

Ciarán Hughes

Ciarán Hughes

Director, Ethico

Ciarán Hughes is a director at Ethico, a Certified Financial Planner CFP®, and an expert in sustainable investments. He advises organisations on how to align their company pension/investments with genuine ESG solutions.

Rory Kelleher

Rory Kelleher

Director of Sustainability, Cork Chamber

Rory is a former advisor to the Climate Change Advisory Council and is currently Director of Sustainability with Cork Chamber. Rory has advised leading global companies, governments and NGOs on decarbonisation, low carbon innovation and sustainability for over a decade across Europe, US and Asia.

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.

Clare Killeen

Clare Killeen

Head of ESG, Applegreen

Clare is Head of ESG for the Applegreen Group. Prior to joining Applegreen in 2021 she spent a number of years in the construction sector across the UK and Ireland.

Neil Menzies

Neil Menzies

Director of Sustainability, Hibernia Real Estate Group

Neil Menzies has been with Hibernia Real Estate Group for the last three years and was promoted to Director of Sustainability in 2021.

Anna Ozolina

Anna Ozolina

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.

Ian O’Connor

Ian O’Connor

Group Energy Manager, John Sisk & Son

Ian has extensive in energy efficiency throughout Ireland, UK and Europe and is now pioneering the field of energy efficiency in construction. Ian is a Certified Energy Manager and a graduate of TUD, he also has an MSc in Renewable Energy and Energy Management.

Brian O’Kennedy

Brian O’Kennedy

Managing Director, Clearstream Solutions

Brian O’Kennedy is CEO of Clearstream Solutions, a leading independent carbon management and corporate sustainability consultancy firm which he founded in 2009.

Kathleen O’Regan

Kathleen O’Regan

Senior Environmental Advisor, Sustainability & Climate Department, Enterprise Ireland

Kathleen manages the Enterprise Ireland Green Transition Fund which is targeted at companies of different sizes and at different stages of engagement in their decarbonisation/sustainability journey.

Lorraine Rushe

Lorraine Rushe

Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, Buildings & Estates, University of Galway

Lorraine joined University of 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 the University of 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.

Katherine Valery

Katherine Valery

Senior Environmental Officer, Collen Construction

Katherine Valery is an Environmental Specialist with 15 years’ in the Oil & Gas industry internationally, followed by 2 years’ in the construction industry. She is a LEED Green Associated and Sustainability advisor, Master degree on Environmental Sciences.

2023 Judging Panel

More judges will be announced soon.

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