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.

Judging Co-ordinator

Declan Allen - Assistant Head, School of Management, College of Business, Technological University Dublin


Declan Allen, BA (Hons), MBS, FCILT, received his MBS in Business Logistics and Manufacturing Strategy from The Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School UCD in 1996. He is the former Head of Department of Transport Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology.

Judging Panel

Derek Dunne, Education Officer, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers


Derek Dunne FICS is the current Education Officer for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers in and held the Chair of the Irish Branch in 2013/2014, he was promoted to a Fellow of the Institute in 2014 when the Irish Branch hosted the International gathering of the Institutes Controlling Council.

William J Rose - Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management, Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business, Iowa State University


William J. Rose is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at Iowa State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management from the University of Tennessee.

Aidan Flynn - General Manager, FTA Ireland


Aidan, who was previously Business Services Manager for the last 4 years, took up the post of General Manager in January 2017.

Ailbe Burke - Lecturer in Automotive Engineering & Transport Marketing, Limerick Institute of Technology


Ailbe who holds an MSc in Strategic Automotive Management from Loughborough University. He is a Fellow at the Institute of Motor Industry FIMI and also an AAE Advanced Automotive Engineer at the Institute of Motor Industry.

Carmel Wintzer - Air & Ocean Freight Manager, Cube Logistics


Carmel is Air & Ocean Freight Manager and President of IACI (Irish Air Cargo Institute) 2017-2018.

Dr. Jane O’Keeffe - Supply Chain Course Director & Lecturer, NMCI/CIT


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.

Mike Price - Transport Entrepreneur


Mike has over 25 years’ experience working directly in the transport and logistics sector both in Ireland and in the UK. Mike who started his career as a driver and later built and sold a successful transport company.

Seamus Kavanagh - Executive Officer, Irish International Freight Association

Since joining the IIFA in 2008, Seamus has developed the FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding (a 10-month training course covering the corner stones of the Freight Forwarding industry), from a classroom set-up to a fully online training program.

Tom Thornton - Managing Director, Wells Cargo Logistics


Tom has worked in freight since 1977 where he has worked in all areas of the business and has held senior positions with international companies including CEO and CFO.

Mike Kelly - Principal Owner, Ordunua


Mike Kelly has worked in senior supply chain and operations management roles for over 30 years, in the Middle-East, Africa and Ireland.

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