Judging Panel

An independent panel of recognised and expert judges, representing the Green Food & Beverage industry profession, will determine the winners of the Green Food & Beverage Producer Awards.

Our focus is to deliver a balanced judging assessment from Green Food & Beverage 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 Green Food & Beverage Producer 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 We do not publish the names of companies, organisations or individuals that have not been shortlisted for an Award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry unless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.

comprehensive judging process has been put together to decide the worthy winners of the Green Food & Beverage Producer Awards.

2020 Judging Panel

David Fitzgerald

Head of Responsible Sourcing Europe, Kellogg Company

Dave is a senior sustainability professional leading Responsible Sourcing for Kellogg in Europe. 

Martina Henry

Global Head of Sustainable Sourcing, Diageo

Following a career that started in marketing, Martina subsequently trained as an accountant and managed IT projects before launching a chocolate and coffee brand and retail business.

Nick Holden

Professor of Biosystems Engineering, University College Dublin

Nick’s teaching focuses on life cycle assessment methods and critical assessment of green technologies, and his research addresses the impact and sustainability of agriculture, food and the bioeconomy.

Karen Kennedy

Global Sustainability Senior Manager, Pepsico

Environmental Scientist by qualification with 20 years’ experience working in national and international food and beverage companies.

Tom Keogh

Founder & Managing Director, Keogh’s Crisps

Hailing from the small village of Oldtown in rural north County Dublin, Tom Keogh has been instrumental in developing their small 200-year-old family farming business into one of Ireland’s most progressive & renowned food brands.

Grace Maher

Development Officer, Irish Organic Association

Grace has extensive experience in organic food and farming. With a qualification in organic horticulture she began her career teaching Sustainable Agriculture at the Organic College in Limerick.

Dr. Mark Pagell

Professor of Sustainable Supply Chain Management, School of Business, University College Dublin

Mark Pagell holds a Chair in Global Leadership and is a Professor of Sustainable Supply Chain Management at University College Dublin. He is also the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Supply Chain Management and an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Work and Health in Toronto, Canada.

Barbara-Anne Richardson

Communications & Sustainability Manager, HEINEKEN Ireland

Barbara-Anne Richardson is Communications and Sustainability Manager with HEINEKEN Ireland, having previously worked with Cork Chamber as Director of Member of Services.

Padraig Ryan

Director, Grant Thornton Ireland

Padraig is the agri-food lead for Grant Thornton’s advisory services. Grant Thornton’s dedicated agri-food team has a wealth of national and international experience in the agri-food sector.

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