Judging Panel

An independent panel of recognised and expert judges, representing Ireland's HR profession, will determine the winners of the HR Leadership & Management Awards.

We understand the importance of a fair and objective judging process. That's why we assemble a prestigious panel of industry leaders, renowned for their extensive knowledge, enthusiasm, and expertise in the HR industry.

Our selection process is meticulous. Judges are bound by strict confidentiality agreements and declare any potential conflicts of interest. Entries with conflicts are reassigned, ensuring complete impartiality.

A comprehensive judging process has been developed to decide the winners of the HR Leadership & Management Awards.

This unwavering commitment to integrity is the foundation of our awards programme. Become a part of recognising industry excellence. If you're interested in joining the judging panel, email your details to judges@businessriver.com

2024 Judging Panel

Edel Conway (Judging Coordinator)

Professor of HRM, Dublin City University

Professor Edel Conway (Dublin City University) is Full Professor of HRM and Organisational Psychology at DCU Business School. Edel is an organisational psychologist with expertise in employee engagement, well-being and organisational change. VIEW MORE

Dr. Mary Collins

Chartered Psychologist, RCSI

Dr Mary Collins is a Chartered Psychologist & Senior Coach Practitioner with over 20 years experience in Leadership & Talent Development. VIEW MORE

Anthony McDonnell

Interim Dean & Professor of HRM, Cork University Business School, University College Cork

Anthony is Interim Dean and Full Professor of Human Resource Management at Cork University Business School, UCC. He is a previous Editor-in-Chief of Human Resource Management Journal and past Chair of the Irish Academy of Management. VIEW MORE

Muiris O’Ceidigh

CEO, Member of Leadership Board, Director, National Milk Agency, Forensic Science Northern Ireland, Property Services Regulatory Authority, LGBTQI Dublin Pride

Muiris O’Ceidigh is a solicitor, having practiced with A & L Goodbody as a corporate lawyer. Muiris holds a Doctorate in Governance from Queens University Belfast and holds an MBA and M.Sc. (Economics) from Trinity and has recently completed the Cambridge University Leadership Programme. As a CEO of VIEW MORE

Antoinette Quinn

Director of Human Resources, Trinity College Dublin

A HR professional with over 30 years experience in people management in both the public and private sector. Antoinette is passionate about the positive impact good people practices can have on an organisation, leading to positive people engagement and ultimately successful business outcomes. VIEW MORE