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

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.

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.

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.

More judges will be announced soon.