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


Marina Bleahan

ActionCOACH & Engage and Grow Global


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


Simon Haigh

Founder, GCM Advisory Pty Ltd


Michael Dawson

CEO, One4all Rewards


Anne Cooke

Capital Marketing


Fintan Walshe

Director, KPMG


Michael O'Dea

Development Advisor High Potential Start Ups, Enterprise Ireland



Neil Pakey

Chair of The Regional and Business Airports Group


Michelle O'Conor

Inspiring Executives, Michelle.ie


Tim Counihan

CEO, CIEX


Stephen Brewer

Managing Director, Magnet Networks


Justin Caffrey

CEO, Justin Caffey Global Ltd


Ann Ellis

CEO, Mauve Group United Arab Emirates


Oonagh McCutcheon

Operations Manager, IE Domain Registry


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


Charlie Boyle

Managing Director, Customer Service Excellence Ireland


Damien McCann

Director of Sales and Marketing, Viatel


Bryan Maybury

CEO and founder, Biblio Consultants


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.