Past Judges

Judged by the Industry's Elite: The Irish Accountancy Awards 2024 Our esteemed panel of past judges is composed of renowned experts who have made significant contributions to the accounting industry. They come from diverse backgrounds in academia, business, and related sectors, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the judging process. Their involvement ensures that entries are evaluated by the highest standards of excellence, objectivity, and fairness. The calibre of our past judges is a testament to the rigorous and impartial nature of the awards.

Nano Brennan

Past President, CPA Ireland

Michael J. Walls

Founder & CEO, Dappr

Peter Brophy

Managing Director, Floirin Corporate Finance

Francis Kehoe

Head of Finance and Procurement, The Rotunda Hospital

Mary Rose Burke

Chief Executive Officer, Dublin Chamber of Commerce

Anne Keogh

CFO & COO, Pharmapod

Cathy Byrne

Principal, KPMG Ireland

Oriel Lawton

Partner, O’Connor Pyne & Co. Limited

Barry Cahir

Partner, Head of Insolvency & Restructuring, Beauchamps

Jack Massey

Lecturer, UCD Michael Smurfit Postgraduate Business School

Andrea Crean

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

Paul McClatchie

Director & Founder, Engage People

Evelyn Cregan

Director of Corporate Affairs, Institute of Banking

Megan McClurkin-Kane

Managing Director, M J Kane Recovery Ltd

JP McGrath

Business Consultant

Michael Cronin

Managing Partner, Cronin & Co.

Tom Murray

Partner, Friel Stafford

Joan Curry

Board Member, International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)

Colm Nagle

Principal, Colna Consulting

Alan Daly

Managing Director, BRÚ Brewery

Orlagh Nevin


Sarah Newman

Founder, Anascena Ltd

Richard Day

Partner - Data Analytics & Risk Assurance, PwC

Kieran O'Brien

Partner, KPMG Ireland

Anthony Doherty

Chief Investment Officer, NTR plc

Seán O’Reilly

Assistant Head of School of Accounting and Finance, TU Dublin

John Doris

Principal, Meridian Business Advisors Limited

Denis O'Sullivan

Group Financial & Treasury Controller, Keywords Studios PLC

David Endersen

Managing Partner, White Bear Studios

Ronnie Patton

Senior Lecturer in Professional Accounting Practice, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Ulster University

Johnny Fortune

Director, Pegasus Capital

Geoffrey Perrin

Former Head of Human Resources, KPMG

Emer Gilvarry

Chairperson, Mason Hayes & Curran

Sean Quigley

Non-Executive Director and Executive Coach

Róisín Grant

Founder, Grant Marketing & Communications

John Reynolds

Chairman, Cairn Homes plc

Catherine Guy

Lawyer & Chartered Director

Dr Damien Roche

Head of School of Business and Humanities & Director TU Implementation

Pauline Haughey

Project Manager, Queen’s University Belfast

Lorraine Sweeney

Change Management Consultant

Karen Hennessy

CEO at Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

Victor Timon

Head of Commercial Technology Group, Maples and Calder

Dan Holland

Partner Audit & Assurance Services, Grant Thornton