An independent panel of recognised and expert judges, representing Ireland's logistics and transportation industry, will determine the winners of The Irish Logistics & Transport 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 an Irish Logistics & Transport 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 Irish Logistics & Transport Awards.
2023 Judging Panel
Declan Allen (Judging Co-ordinator)
Assistant Head, School of Management, College of Business, Technological University Dublin
Declan Allen, BA (Hons), MBS, FCILT, is the Assistant Head of School in the School of Management, College of Business, TU Dublin where he is Programme Director of the School of Management’s BSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree programmes, the MSc in Technology and Innovation Management and the newly established Logistics Associate Apprenticeship.
Lecturer, Automotive Engineering and Transport Management at Technological University Shannon
Lecturer in Automotive Engineering and Transport Management at Technological University Shannon. Masters of Science in Strategic Automotive Retail Management at Loughborough University. FCILT, Fellow, at Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. FIMI Fellow, Institute of Motor Industry. AAE Advanced Automotive Engineer at the Institute of Motor Industry.
Associate Professor & Head of Discipline, Dept. of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin
Dr. Brian Caulfield is an Associate Professor and Head of Discipline in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin. He has been active in transport research for over 10 years.
Chief Executive, Freight Transport Association Ireland
Aidan Flynn is the Chief Executive for the Freight Transport Association Ireland. Aidan is Chair of the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship consortium and the Commercial Driver Apprenticeship consortium and is passionate about delivering solutions for Skills Shortage in the Freight Distribution and Logistics Sector. Developing and promoting compliance standards for the industry is integral to work Aidan does with FTA Ireland. Aidan contributes to the collaborative approach to improving safety and standards for the freight distribution and logistics sector in Ireland.
Executive Officer, Irish International Freight Association
Having joined IIFA in 2008, Seamus was promoted to Executive Officer in 2015. Seamus is responsible for the Association’s training courses, the IIFA FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding and the Practical Customs Declaration Completion programme, in addition to representing the Association with National and International Industry relevant Groups.
Dr. Jane O’Keeffe
Director of Supply Chain, NMCI/MTU
Jane is the Logistics and Supply Chain course Director, and lecturer at the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI)(MTU) in Supply Management, Logistics, Information Systems, Business Strategy and Human Resource Management for both logistics and maritime sectors.
Facilitator, Trainer, Coach & Lecturer
With 20+ years experience of national & international bespoke training course development and delivery across a wide range of industries, and both a primary degree in Computing and a Graduate Degree in Education and Training Management, Maura has the academic background and breath of knowledge to engage participants at all levels of an organisation.
Efce van Heerden
Lecturer in Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Munster Technological University
Efce is a South African national with 20 years international industry and academic experience in, transport, distribution, supply chain management and operations for the FMCG, retail, and automotive industries.