A message from Kieran F.Ring - CEO, Global Institute of Logistics, Deputy Chair of the Adjudication Panel

"The All-Star Accreditation empowers Irish businesses to distinguish themselves as enterprises of excellence and as a result sets them apart from their competitors, giving customers, vendors and employees alike the reassurance that the company they are associated with has met and exceeded the highest standard, All-Star."

Advisory Panel

The Foundation is led by an advisory board made up of a panel of respected and experienced leaders from industry and academics.

The independent adjudication panel is chaired by Dr Briga Hynes, of the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick and Kieran F. Ring, CEO of the Global Institute. The Chairs are supported by a panel of industry experts who volunteer a significant amount of their time to facilitate the judging process and provide entrants with feedback. The appointment of judge-mentor is made by the Foundation Program Directors and Chair of Judges.

Thank you to our adjudication panel for sharing their expertise and contributions to the development of the All-Ireland Business Foundation

Dr.Briga Hynes

Head of Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick

Kieran F. Ring

CEO, Global Institute of Logistics

Kapil Khanna

Programme Director, All-Ireland Business Foundation

Elaine Carroll

Programme Director, All-Ireland Business Foundation

Rob Warnock

Head of Business AIB Direct Banking

Siobhan O'Connor

Managing Director, Codex Office Solutions

Michael Dawson

CEO, One4all Rewards

Damien McCann

Director of Sales and Marketing, Viatel

Michael O'Dea

Enterprise Ireland

Neil Pakey

Chair of The Regional and Business Airports Group

Michelle O'Conor

Inspiring Executives

Tim Counihan


Stephen Brewer

Managing Director, Magnet Networks

Justin Caffrey

CEO, Justin Caffey Global Ltd

Bryan Maybury

CEO and founder, Biblio Consultants

Gavin Duffy

Serial entrepreneur, Dragon's Den Investor & Leadership Coach

Liam Hegarty

Partner, Maguire Hegarty LLC Glenside

Austin Sammon

Partner, Mazars

John Madigan

Head of Products, SBCI

Donald Fitzmaurice

CEO, Brandtone

Paul Murphy

Managing Director, Avcom Sandyford

Brendan Carney

CEO, Strandum Dublin, Ireland

Colm O'Brien

CEO, Carambola Kids

Bobby Kerr

CEO, Insomnia

Susan Barrett

CEO, Select Ireland

John McSweeney

Project Manager, Small Business Advice

Hugh Finlay

Director, Capital Marketing

Michael Johnson

Partner, Ernst & Young

Paul Fagan


Peter Casey

Executive Chairman, Claddagh Resources

Dave Walsh

MD, eTravel

OOnagh McCutcheon

Customer Operations Manager, IEDR

Fintan Walshe

Director, KPMG Ireland

Ann Ellis

CEO & Co-Founder, Mauve Group

Tony Hanway

CEO, Virgin Media Business

Business All-Stars Accredited

The All-Ireland Business Foundation invites you to express your interest and suitability to contribute as a Judge-Mentor for the All-Ireland Business Awards and Business All-Star Accreditation.

Please complete the below online expression of interest form.