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Past Judges

All submissions to The Irish Logistics & Transport Awards are judged by an independent panel of recognised and distinguished judges, drawn from academia, business and broader related sectors.

View a sample list of our past judges below and judge us by who judges you.

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

Denise Barry
Director, Standards and Enforcement, Road Safety Authority

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

Richard Butler FCILT
Vice Chairperson (Eastern Section) & National Council Member & Co Founder, Young Professionals Group, CILT Ireland

Kevin Byrne
President Elect of CILT International

Brian Caufield

Associate Professor & Head of Discipline, Dept. of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin

Patrick Daly
Managing Director, Alba Consulting

Gerard Deegan

Joe Donoghue
Chairman, Coach Tourism and Transport Council of Ireland

Karl Doran
Vice Chairman, Eastern Section of CILT Ireland

Derek Dunne
Managing Director, Manifests Ireland

Margaret Farrell
Head of Department of Management Studies, Dublin Institute of Technology

Tom Ferris
Economic Consultant and Former President of Chartered Institute of Transport

Aidan Flynn
General Manager, FTA Ireland

John Henry
Vice President, Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport Ireland


Efce van Heerden

Lecturer in Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Munster Technological University

Michael Joyce
Former CEO of Hoyer & Lecturer in DIT

Seamus Kavanagh
Executive Officer, Irish International Freight Association

Janet Kavanagh
Materials Manager, Lily O'Briens Chocolates & Chair Education Committee & Council Member, CILT Ireland

Mike Kelly

Principal Owner, Ordunua

Bob Laird
Chair of Policy Committee, CILT

Graham Lightfoot
Assistant Manager, Clare Bus

Frank Loughlin

Grainne Lynch
Chairperson, CILT (Southern Section) & Owner, Lynchpin Innovation & Lecturer, Cork Institute of Technology

Brian Markey
Sales & Administration Executive, FTA Ireland

Elsie Morgan
Chairperson, CILT Membership Committee


Helen Noble

Principal, Noble Shipping Law


Michael O'Callaghan

Director, IPICS The Supply Chain Management Institute

Ethna O Sullivan
Former Officer Commanding, Defence Forces Transport & Vehicle Maintenance School

Dr. Jane O’Keeffe
Director of Supply Chain, NMCI/MTU

Gerard O’Reilly
Partner, Crowe Horwath


Maura O’Toole

Facilitator, Trainer, Coach & Lecturer

Mike Price
Transport Entrepreneur

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

Captain Sinéad Reen
Lecturer, National Maritime College of Ireland

Deirdre Sinnott McFeat
Senior Policy Inspector, Health and Safety Authority

Professor Edward Sweeney FCILT
Professor of Logistics and Head of the Engineering Systems & Management (ESM) Group, Aston University

Tom Thornton
Managing Director, Wells Cargo Logistics


Dr. Jelena Vlajic

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

Efce van Heerden

Lecturer in Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Munster Technological University

Carmel Wintzer
Air & Ocean Freight Manager, Cube Logistics

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