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


Rob Warnock

Head of Business AIB Direct Banking


Elaine Carroll

Programme Director, All-Ireland Business Foundation



Kapil Khanna

Programme Director, All-Ireland Business Foundation


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

CEO, CIEX


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

MD, ActionCOACH


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.