Past Judges

All submissions to the Operational Excellence 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.

Brian Coll

Lecturer, Quality & Lean Six Sigma, Atlantic Technological University - ATU Sligo

Cormac Mac Donncha

Vice President, Thermo King Europe, Middle East & Africa

Pauline Found

Emeritus Professor, Lean Operations Management, University of Buckingham & Lecturer, Logistics and Operations Management, Cardiff University

Enda Giles

Head of Manufacturing, Dawn Farm Foods

Steve Giles

Head of Operations Consumer Foods, Aurivo Co-op Ltd.

Prof. Graham Heaslip

Head of School of Engineering, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

Shane Horgan

Site Leadership Team, Viatris API Little Island Cork

Miriam Keogh

Head of Supply Chain & Continuous Improvement, Dawn Farm Foods Ltd.

Dr. Olivia McDermott

Lecturer, Regulatory Affairs & Lean Six Sigma Quality Management, NUI Galway

Ed Murphy

Senior Economic Advisor, Invest Wexford​

Ann-Marie O’Keeffe

Operational Excellence Specialist, Laya Healthcare​

Seamus O’Reilly

Senior Lecturer, Cork University Business School, UCC

Michael Phelan

Head of Operations & Supply Chain Excellence, Glanbia Co-op​

Patrick Quinn

Head of Operations, Cheshire Ireland