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Judges & Judging

An independent panel of recognised and expert judges, representing Ireland's accountancy profession, will determine the winners of the Irish Accountancy Awards.

Our focus is to deliver a balanced judging assessment from 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 Irish Accountancy Award.

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 We do not publish the names of companies, organisations or individuals that have not been shortlisted for an award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry unless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

Judging Process

  1. After the submissions have been received, all entries will be sent for the first round of review.
  2. Entries will be carefully scrutinised with the best selected to go forward to the shortlist for each category.
  3. The shortlist of finalists will be published on our website.
  4. Judges are divided into a minimum of two panels, ensuring any potential conflict is avoided.
  5. The judges will score each of the entries allocated to them against a predetermined set of scores.
  6. Scores are then collected and collated, with the entrant receiving the highest overall score being declared the winner of that category.
  7. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony. The judge's decision is final and no correspondence, telephone, email or communication of any kind will be entered into in relation to decisions reached.

2018 Judging Panel

The award winners will be decided by a leading panel of industry experts. See below.

Further judging panel announcements will be made shortly

Judging Panel includes

Mary Rose Burke - Chief Executive Officer, The Dublin Chamber of Commerce

Mary Rose Burke - Chief Executive Officer, The Dublin Chamber of Commerce

Mary Rose is the Chief Executive Officer of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to joining the Dublin Chamber, Mary Rose held the position of Director of Corporate, Strategic and International Affairs for Ibec since 2013 having moved from the position of Director of Pharmacy at Boots Ireland which she held for 8 years.

Prior to joining Boots, Mary Rose worked at the HSE, and previously established and managed her own pharmacy business. Mary Rose is a pharmacist and Council member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland. She holds an MBA from UCC, a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors and a Professional certificate in Coaching from Henley Business School.

Peter Brophy - Managing Director, Floirin Corporate Finance

Peter Brophy - Managing Director, Floirin Corporate Finance

Peter is the founder of Floirin Corporate Finance, an independent Corporate finance adviser working with HNW individuals and mid-sized companies.

Key areas of focus include sourcing funding and advising on debt refinancing and expansion/new acquisitions in both the property and corporate spheres.

Peter previously worked with AIB where his experience included leadership of the Finance function in the Corporate Banking division and a range of Credit, Relationship Banking and debt restructuring roles.

He also worked with AIB in London from 2002 to 2010 where he led the Corporate Banking Property & Private Equity team. This role focussed on originating and structuring MBO/MBI deals and Property transactions in the £10m to £100m range.

Peter is a Chartered Management Accountant, holds a Masters in Organisation Behaviour from Trinity College, a Diploma in Legal, tax and Trusteeship from the Institute of Bankers in Ireland and a Corporate Finance Diploma from Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Victor Timon - Head of Commercial Technology Group, Maples and Calder

Victor Timon - Head of Commercial Technology Group, Maples and Calder

Victor is Head of the Commercial Technology Group in the Dublin office of Maples and Calder, the international law firm with over 16 offices worldwide.

He has over 30 years' experience in the technology industry. He joined Maples in 2013 having previously worked both as in-house counsel in technology companies and as a partner in major law firms in the UK and Ireland.

His technology practice includes outsourcing and managed services, e-commerce and online-trading, mobile apps, cloud computing, data protection and privacy. 

Victor also looks after the general commercial contracts practice at Maples, including those for agency and distribution, procurement, BPO outsourcing, logistics and warehousing, franchising, standard terms of sale, advertising, branding and sponsorship.

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