Judging Panel

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.

A comprehensive judging process has been put together to decide the worthy winners of the Irish Accountancy Awards.

2022 Judging Panel

Anne Keogh (Judging Co-ordinator)

Anne Keogh (Judging Co-ordinator)

CFO & COO, Pharmapod

Anne Keogh FCCA is the Head of Finance and Operations for Pharmapod Ltd and companies which is first in its field producing technology designed to protect patient safety in Pharmacies worldwide. Anne was the President of ACCA Ireland 2014/2015.

Mary Rose Burke

Mary Rose Burke

Chief Executive Officer, Dublin Chamber

Mary Rose is the CEO of Dublin Chamber. Dublin Chamber speaks on behalf of Business in the Greater Dublin Region promoting a competitive and internationalised business environment and providing extensive networks for Business Development.

Andrea Crean

Andrea Crean

Lecturer in Accounting and Programme Director MSc International Accounting and Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway

Andrea Crean, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, lectures financial accounting and auditing at NUI Galway and is currently pursuing her PhD in the area of auditing innovation through the use of Big Data and Data Analytics.

Evelyn Cregan

Evelyn Cregan

Company Secretary, Institute of Banking

Evelyn Cregan, a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, is an experienced professional working in education and financial services. Evelyn is focused on governance education across a range of governance and compliance UCD accredited programmes and the internal governance in Institute of Bankers in Ireland, IOB.

Michael Cronin

Michael Cronin

Managing Partner, Cronin & Co.

Michael is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) and a graduate of Michael Smurfit Business School. With 20 years’ experience in both practice and industry, Michael has a strong commercial approach to client matters. Through his work in audit and assurance he has developed the steps to deliver important financial and strategic planning for clients.

Joan Curry

Joan Curry

Board Member, International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) / Council Member, Chartered Accountants Ireland / Head of Finance, Department of Transport

Joan is a highly experienced Chartered Accountant having spent 19 years in industry and practice before joining the Department of Finance in 2002, moving to the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform in 2011 and joining the Department of Transport in 2019.

Anthony Doherty

Anthony Doherty

Chief Investment Officer, NTR plc

Anthony leads the investment team at NTR and is also a director of NTR’s European investment funds.

David Endersen

David Endersen

Managing Partner, White Bear Studios

David Endersen FCCA is Managing Partner of White Bear Studios, a creative agency based in London and Dublin.

Pauline Haughey

Pauline Haughey

Project Manager, Queen’s University Belfast

Pauline is a Project Manager at Queen’s University Belfast, a member of the Russell Group of UK research intensive universities, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

Oriel Lawton

Oriel Lawton

Partner, O’Connor Pyne & Co. Limited

Oriel Lawton FCA is an experienced Chartered Accountant having worked in practice for over 15 years specialising in the area of audit.

Jack Massey

Jack Massey

Lecturer, UCD Michael Smurfit Postgraduate Business School

Jack had a 25-year career as a professional accountant, most recently at Paddy Power plc, where he served as CFO.

Megan McClurkin-Kane

Megan McClurkin-Kane

Managing Director, M J Kane Recovery Ltd

Megan is an accomplished financial professional, currently Managing Director of M J Kane Recovery and acts as Operations Director for a number of financial entities in UK and Ireland.

Denis O'Sullivan

Denis O'Sullivan

Group Financial & Treasury Controller, Keywords Studios PLC

Denis is an experienced Finance Professional with substantial experience leading International Financial Management at both Global and Regional levels for multinational organisations.

Seán O’Reilly

Seán O’Reilly

Assistant Head of School of Accounting and Finance, TU Dublin

Seán O’Reilly is the Assistant Head of the School of Accounting & Finance at Technological University Dublin, City Campus.

Sean Quigley

Sean Quigley

Non-Executive Director and Executive Coach

Sean is a chartered accountant with extensive experience at senior management and non-executive levels across a number of large public sector organisations. He is also an experienced executive and team coach.