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Past Judges

All submissions to the HR Leadership & Management Awards are judged by an independent panel of recognised and distinguished judges, drawn from academia, business and broader related sectors.

Judge us by who judges you: view a sample list of our past judges below.

Michelle Abbey

HRD Corporate & Business Services/Global HR Transformation Director, Glanbia Plc

Andrew Blair

Head of HR, HSBC Ireland

Dr. Sinéad Brennan

Chief People Officer, NTMA

Karina Browne

HR Manager, Football Association of Ireland

Paul Aherne
Principal Consultant, ASCEND

Stephen Boyle
Lecturer and Programme Director, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

Ronan Carbery
Senior Lecturer Management, University College Cork

Brian Cawley
Leadership Specialist

Mark Christal
Manager, Client Management Development & Skills, Enterprise Ireland

Shay Clancy
Managing Director and Founder, ASCEND

Joanne Cluxton

Group HR Director, Mercury

Dermot Clynes

Head of Organisation Development, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Dr. Mary Collins
Senior Executive Development Specialist, RCSI Institute of Leadership

Eamon Collins

Head of Talent, European Operations, Mylan Pharmaceuticals

Shirley Comerford
CEO, Public Appointments Service

Prof. Edel Conway

Professor in HRM & Organisational Psychology, DCU Business School

Jonny Cooper

People and Change Manager, KPMG Ireland

Colette Darcy

Dean, School of Business, National College of Ireland

Síobhra Disdale 
Senior Talent Management Specialist, LIDL Ireland and LIDL Northern Ireland

Brenda Dooley
Shannon Consulting

Michelle Flannelly
HR Consultant and Lecturer in HR, Dublin Business School

Steve Foster
Business Consultancy Director, NGA Human Resources

Na Fu

Associate Professor in Human Resource Management, Trinity College Dublin

April Gill

Human Resources & Training Manager, The K Club

Kenneth D. Glynn
Senior Director for Europe, Beacon HRM Group

Libby Gribben
HR Director EMEA, Xilinx

Jennifer Grogan

Organisational Psychologist, Health, Safety & Environment, ESB

Aidan Harney

Leadership, Talent & OD manager (Greater Europe Region), Intel Corporation

Dr. Brian Harney

Senior Lecturer in Strategic HRM, Dublin City University

Prof. Noreen Heraty 

Head, Department of Work and Employment Studies, KBS, University of Limerick


Dr. Caitriona Hughes

Lecturer in HRM & Programme Director Masters in HRM, National College of Ireland

​Alan  Jordan
Partner, The Business Troubleshooters

Prof. Anne Keegan

Professor of Human Resource Management, College of Business, UCD

Rosarii Mannion

HR Leader & Practitioner

Garry McCabe

Commercial Director, Kuehne + Nagel

Prof. Alma McCarthy

Head of the Management Discipline & Professor of Public Sector Management, J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, NUI Galway

Anthony McDonnell

Professor of Human Resource Management, Cork University Business School, UCC

Niamh McGarty

Senior Talent & Development Manager, Vodafone

Dr. Sharon McGreevy

Lecturer in Strategic HRM & Programme Chair, MA Business in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, IADT

Aidan McKee

Chief People Officer, WaterWipes

Barry McKimm

HR Director, Mater Private Hospital

Dr. Ciara Nolan

Lecturer in Management, Technological University Dublin

Dr. Muiris O’Ceidigh 

CEO, National Milk Agency

Oisín Ó’Gógáin
HR Director, Aon Ireland

Blanaid O’Regan 
Director of People and Culture, SIRO DAC

Claire O’Reilly

Head of Strategic, HR Strategy Unit, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Dr. Maeve O’Sullivan

MSc HRM Programme Director, University College Cork

Yvonne O’Sullivan

HR Director, Ardmac Ltd

Roslyn O’Shaughnessy

Head of HR and Talent, IMI

Breda  O’Toole

Head of Talent Transformation & Innovation, IDA Ireland

Hugh O'Brien
Head of Human Resources, Applegreen Ireland


Mary Patterson
Operations Director, Momentum Support

Hilary Scarlett
Director, Scarlett & Grey

Prof. Amanda Shantz

Associate Professor in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour, Trinity College Dublin

Brenton Ward
Pensions Consultant, Mount Street Group, COO & Co-Founder, WIZE Mentoring

Joyce Walsh

Head of Leadership & Talent, Ulster Bank

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