Judging Panel

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.

2021 Judging Co-ordinator

Declan Allen

Declan Allen

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.

2021 Judging Panel

Brian Caulfield

Brian Caulfield

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.

Seamus Kavanagh

Seamus Kavanagh

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.

Helen Noble

Helen Noble

Principal, Noble Shipping Law

Helen Noble SC, LLB, LLM, FCILT, is a dual Irish and English practising solicitor with over 25 years’ experience specialising in all areas of maritime and transport law.

Michael O'Callaghan

Michael O'Callaghan

Director, IPICS The Supply Chain Management Institute

Michael is a Director of IPICS The Supply Chain Management Institute and is a member of the Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Group chaired by the Department of Transport.

Dr. Jane O’Keeffe

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)(CIT) in Supply Management, Logistics, Information Systems, Business Strategy and Human Resource Management for both logistics and maritime sectors.

Maura O’Toole

Maura O’Toole

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.

Dr. Jelena Vlajic

Dr. Jelena Vlajic

Senior Lecturer in Supply Chains and Operations Management, Queen’s Management School, Queen’s University Belfast

Dr Jelena Vlajic, FCILT, FHEA is a Senior Lecturer in Supply Chains and Operations Management in Queen’s Management School, Queen’s University Belfast.

Efce van Heerden

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.