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 We do not publish the names of companies, organisations or individuals that have not been shortlisted for an Award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry unless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.

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

2020 Judging Panel

Rafael Bernardes - Quality Management Executive, 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.

Colm Byrne - Health & Safety Consultant, AIB

Colm is an occupational Health & Safety Professional with a strong technical background experienced in multi-site operations as well as extensive knowledge and experience in industries such as Data Centres, Call Centres and Large-scale Office, Manufacturing, Construction.

Dr. Marie Coggins - Lecturer & Director, BSc Environmental Health & Safety, NUI Galway


Dr. Coggins is a lecturer in Exposure Science at the School of Physics, NUI, Galway (NUIG) where she is also Academic Director of the BSc Environmental Health and Safety programme.

Anne Cooke - Health & Safety Team Leader, Pfizer Ringaskiddy

Anne has over 20 year’s experience in industry, branching from Industrial Chemist to her current position as Health and Safety Team Leader in Pfizer Ringaskiddy.

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

Ian is a passionate Engineering, Project, Risk, & Operations Director, with extensive experience in Energy Management, Project Management, Facilities Management, Equipment Maintenance of plant utilities & manufacturing equipment.

Dr. Michael Gillen - Senior Executive, BioPharmaChem Ireland


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

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. Her currently role is Safety Manager for Contract Pharmaceutical Manufacturer, SK biotek, based in Swords Co. Dublin, a position she has held for over 4 years.

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.

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 OHSAS 18001, the first Local Authority to have its SMS fully certified.

Triona Sheedy - HSEQ Manager, BAM Facilities Management Ireland

Triona is the HSEQ Manager for BAM Facilities Management Ireland. She has over eleven year’s experience in occupational health and safety within the construction industry and six year’s experience in HSEQ management within facilities management for both public and private sector industries.

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