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 developed to decide the winners of the Irish Accountancy Awards

2024 Judging Panel

John Gaynor

John Gaynor - (Judging Coordinator)

Atlantic Technological University - Sligo Campus

John is Programme Chair and Lecturer on the BA (Hons) in Accounting at ATU Sligo. He served on ACCA Committees for nine years and was ACCA Ireland Chair in 2017. He is chair of the resource oversight committee for NiBRT. John volunteers on the boards of Sligo Tourism and Sligo Academy of Music. VIEW MORE

Peter Brophy

Peter Brophy

Managing Director, Floirin Corporate Finance Limited

Experienced Corporate Finance professional who provides M & A, Strategic Planning and debt advisory services. VIEW MORE

Evelyn Cregan

Evelyn Cregan

Company Secretary and Director of Executive Education, The Institute of Bankers in Ireland (trading as IOB)

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. VIEW MORE

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. VIEW MORE

Sean Quigley

Sean Quigley

Owner, Self-Employed

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Masters in Organisational Behaviour Masters in Executive and Team Coaching. Extensive experience at Senior Leadership level including as Finance Director. Non-Executive Director across different sectors. Corporate Governance Consultant. VIEW MORE