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.

Judging Co-ordinator

Francis Kehoe - Associate Director, KPMG

Francis Kehoe

 

Associate Director, 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.

2021 Judging Panel

Michael Burnett

Michael Burnett

Expert Adviser, European Public Sector Awards 2021, European Institute of Public Administration

Michael Burnett BA FCA MCIPS MCIPD European Public Procurement Expert and European Public Sector Award Scheme Expert (EPSA) 2009 to 2021

Ingrid De Doncker

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.

Dr. Colum Foley

Dr. Colum Foley

Assistant Professor of Management, DCU Business School

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

Dominic Kelly

Dominic Kelly

Global Manager, Data Center Operations 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.

Paul Maguire

Paul Maguire

Manager Public Procurement & Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Ireland, Enterprise Ireland

Paul manages The Public Procurement and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) team which consists of assisting client’s access both domestic & International public tenders.

Louise Masterson

Louise Masterson

Head of Procurement, An Post

Louise Masterson is the Head of Procurement at An Post. Louise is a professionally qualified, highly motivated and enthusiastic Procurement leader who is responsible for setting a transformative procurement strategy and leading a core team across a wide spectrum of categories.

Eavan O Halloran

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.

Michael O'Callaghan

Michael O'Callaghan

Director, IPICS The Supply Chain Management Institute

Michael is a Supply Chain Training Consultant and Instructor, and also works as a contract SAP Applications Consultant and SAP Trainer.

Dr. Muiris O’Ceidigh

Dr. Muiris O’Ceidigh

CEO, National Milk Agency

Dr. Muiris O’Ceidigh is the CEO of the National Milk Agency which regulates the supply of Fresh Milk to consumers in Ireland. Muiris has over 30 years’ experience in supply and procurement and is a leading expert in Procurement Business Policy and Strategy.

Seán O’Dwyer

Seán O’Dwyer

Procurement Manager, An Post

Seán is a Procurement professional with over 20 years’ experience working mainly on indirect procurement and procurement process development and technology implementation

Anne Stewart

Anne Stewart

Head of Procurement Category Strategy, 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.

More judges will be announced soon.