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 We do not publish the names of companies, organisations or individuals that have not been shortlisted for an Award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry unless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

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

2022 Judging Panel

Rafael Bernardes

Rafael Bernardes

Quality and Continuous Improvement (Innovation) Manager, Dublin Bus

Rafael Bernardes is an Industrial Engineer by profession with over twelve years of business experience, change management, transformation, QEHS compliance, and strategy, through private sector organisations in different businesses, nationally and internationally, such as Metallurgical, Manufacturing, Construction, Mining, Textile, Medical Devices and now Public Transport.

Elaine Bowers

Elaine Bowers

Senior OHS Executive, Knowledge Centre, Ibec

Elaine Bowers is a Senior Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Executive in Ibec advising a wide range of companies on Occupational Health and Safety across all sectors and regions in Ibec.

Dr. Conor Buggy

Dr. Conor Buggy

Associate 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.

Colm Byrne

Colm Byrne

Safety, Health & Wellbeing Manager , RTÉ

Colm is a safety, health and wellbeing professional. In 2020 Colm joined Radió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) to lead up the safety, health and wellbeing function.

Dr. Alison Connolly

Dr. Alison Connolly

Postdoctoral Researcher, National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway)

Alison Connolly is an exposure scientist specialising in investigating peoples’ exposures to pollutants. She has a BSc in Environmental Health and Safety and PhD in exposure science from NUI Galway.

Sara McLaughlin

Sara McLaughlin

Senior Manager EHS & Security, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Athlone

Sara is an experienced EHS and Security professional with over 15 years’ experience within the biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, medical device and food sector.

Yvette Moffatt

Yvette Moffatt

Health & Safety Manager, RCSI

Yvette is working in the Health and Safety industry for 19 years, currently in the third level Education sector and is an IOSH Chartered Fellow.

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.

Tim O' Sullivan

Tim O' Sullivan

Safety Officer, Kerry County Council

40 Years of Construction Experience with 25 years EHS background. Specialising in Fast track Projects with large multi-national workforces with organisations that required high performance safety in difficult environments.

Eddie Ronayne

Eddie Ronayne

Safety, Health and Staff Wellbeing Advisor, Cork County Council

As head of safety in Cork County Council for 20 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 and subsequently full certification to the new standard ISO 45001. Eddie was team leader for the certification of Cork County Council’s wellbeing program to the IBEC KeepWell standard in 2019.

Dr. Penpatra Sripaiboonkij

Dr. Penpatra Sripaiboonkij

Programme Coordinator, Higher Diploma in Safety, Health and Wellbeing at Work, UCD

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