Judging Panel

An independent panel of recognised and expert judges, representing the Health & Safety profession, will determine the winners of the Health & Safety Excellence Awards.

Our focus is to deliver a balanced judging assessment from Health & Safety 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 an Health & Safety Excellence Awards.

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.

We recognise and respect the sensitive nature of the information submitted in the entries. Submissions are not disclosed or discussed outside the judging process. We do not publish the names of companies, organisations or individuals that have not been shortlisted for an Award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry unless prior permission is given.

A
comprehensive judging process has been put together to decide the worthy winners of the Health & Safety Excellence Awards.

Please view a sample of our past judges here.

2021 Judging Panel

Rafael Bernardes

Rafael Bernardes

Quality and Continuous Improvement Manager, Dublin Bus

Rafael Bernardes is an Industrial Engineer by profession with over nine years of experience in Business and Strategy Management Systems, through sizeable private sector organisations in different business, nationally and Internationally, such as Metallurgical, Manufacturing, Construction, Mining, Textile, Medical Devices and now Public Transport.

Dr. Conor Buggy

Dr. Conor Buggy

Assistant Professor of Occupational and Environmental Studies, UCD Centre for Safety and Health at Work

Conor Buggy has over a decade of OSH academia experiences and is the Programme Director for the UCD Masters in Occupational Safety and Health at the UCD Centre for Safety and Health at Work and is an Adjunct Lecturer at Trinity College Dublin. 

Ian Farrell

Ian Farrell

Group Director of Engineering, Risk & Facilities, O'Callaghan Collection

Ian is a passionate Director of Engineering, Projects, Risk Management & Operations, with extensive experience in Managing Safety, Sustainability, Energy, Projects & Facilities as well as equipment maintenance of plant utilities & manufacturing equipment.

Dr. Michael Gillen

Dr. Michael Gillen

Senior Executive, BioPharmaChem Ireland

Michael is a Senior Executive with BioPharmaChem Ireland (BPCI) where he has responsibility for environment, health & safety. He is also the head of occupational health & safety (OHS) policy in Ibec. 

Katie McElvaney

Katie McElvaney

Safety Manager, SK biotek Ireland

Katie is an enthusiastic professional with 20 years’ experience and a member of IOSH for over 19 and holds chartered member of IOSH.

Reddy Morley

Reddy Morley

Head of Rail Safety & Occupational Health and Safety, Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Reddy is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner, with experience in the highly safety-regulated industries of mining, construction, and light rail. This experience encompasses both hands-on control of health and safety activities in the field and the management of health and safety at all levels of an organisational structure. 

Eddie Ronayne

Eddie Ronayne

Safety Advisor, Cork County Council

Eddie Ronayne has over 20 years’ experience in OH&S. As head of safety in Cork County Council for 17 years, Eddie was instrumental in leading Cork Co. Co. to full certification of ISO 45001, the first Local Authority to have its SMS fully certified.

Dr. Penpatra Sripaiboonkij

Dr. Penpatra Sripaiboonkij

Lecturer/Assistant Professor, University College Dublin

Dr. Penpatra Sripaiboonkij has comprehensive knowledge in the area of occupational health and safety.