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.

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 HR 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.

We recognise and respect the sensitive nature of the information submitted in the entries. Submissions are not disclosed or discussed outside the judging process. We do not publish the names of companies, organisations or individuals that have not been shortlisted for an Award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry unless prior permission is given.

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

2022 Judging Panel

Professor Edel Conway (Judging Co-ordinator)

Professor Edel Conway (Judging Co-ordinator)

Professor in HRM & Organisational Psychology, DCU Business School

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.

Aidan McKee

Aidan McKee

Chief People Officer, WaterWipes

Aidan McKee is Chief People Officer at WaterWipes, an Irish founded global FMCG manufacturer, and assumes the role of Executive lead on the WaterWipes global strategic people agenda.

Dr. Ciara Nolan

Dr. Ciara Nolan

Lecturer in Management, Technological University Dublin

Dr. Ciara Nolan is Lecturer in Management, specialising in Human Resource Management, in the College of Business, Technological University Dublin City Campus.

Dr Muiris O’Ceidigh

Dr Muiris O’Ceidigh

CEO, National Milk Agency

National Milk Agency CEO, Authority Member Property Services Regulatory Authority, Royal college of Physician Faculty of Pathology Board Member, Director of the European Consumer Centre Ireland. Muiris holds a Trinity MBA and a Doctorate in Governance from Queens University Belfast. He is a Business Mentor aT the University of Cambridge’s Institute of sustainable Leadership.