Judging Panel

An independent panel of recognised and expert judges, drawn from academia, business and broader related sectors will determine the winners of The National Procurement 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 a trophy.

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 National Procurement Awards.

Tonia Spollen-Behrens - Senior Market Adviser, Public Sector Procurement & IFI’s, Enterprise Ireland


Tonia is a Senior Market Adviser in the Public Procurement department at Enterprise Ireland. She has extensive experience in tendering on an EU and national level. 

Francis Kehoe - Manager Corporate Finance, KPMG


Francis graduated from the cadet school as a second lieutenant in 1999. During his service he completed overseas missions in West Africa, Kosovo and Liberia and was promoted to Commandant in 2013.

Dominic Kelly – Global Manager, Strategic Operations Services Procurement & Supplier Management at Amazon Web Services


Dominic has spent 18 years in middle and senior leadership roles in procurement, supply chain and operations as well as other business disciplines. He has led procurement functions in both the Public and Private sectors across a broad range of categories.

Ingrid De Doncker - CEO, IDDEA


Ingrid De Doncker is CEO of IDDEA. IDDEA is in the business of procurement to help customers buy better through strategy design, governance frameworks, tender management and people development.

Chris Quinlan - Chief Procurement Officer, Dublin Bus


Chris graduated from Bolton Street in 1995 with a Technician Cert in Transport Engineering.

He commenced working in Procurement in St. Luke’s Hospital Rathgar as an assistant Supplies Officer in 1995. Seconded to hospital equipping project in 1996 where he was involved in the running of tender competitions, eventually being appointed Supplies Officer in 1999.

Ryan O’Neill - UK & I Sales Director, Schneider Electric


Ryan O’ Neill is the UK&I Sales Director for Schneider Electric who are one of the largest independent buyers of energy globally; over €30bn per annum.

Turlough Kieran - Director of Procurement & Buying, University College Dublin


Turlough is a procurement professional with over 30 years’ experience in the profession. He has held senior procurement positions in a range of large blue-chip companies and organisations in the public and private sectors, both in Ireland and the UK.

Colum Foley - Chair-Postgraduate Programmes, Open Education, National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL), Dublin City University


Colum Foley has over twenty-five year’s industrial management experience in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Customer Service and Managing Change.

Anne Stewart - Head of Procurement Category Strategy, Ervia


Anne Stewart is the Head of Supply Chain Category Strategy at Ervia. With a career spanning 25+years, Anne has led the setting up of new Procurement teams, re-structuring existing teams both insourced and outsourced.

Eavan O Halloran - Director, Dunnes Stores


Eavan O Halloran has over 20 years of Procurement experience having held senior global leadership roles from the high tech to Irish semi state to global retail industry.

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