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 We do not publish the names of companies, organisations or individuals that have not been shortlisted for an Award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry unless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

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

2021 Judging Panel

David Fitzgerald

David Fitzgerald

Head of Responsible Sourcing Europe, Kellogg Company

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

Martina Henry

Martina Henry

Global Head of Regenerative Agriculture, Diageo

As Diageo’s Global Head of Regenerative Agriculture, Martina combines her diverse skills, experience, and natural curiosity to promote shared value across supply chains in a way that is pragmatic, collaborative and transformative.

Dr Lynsey Hollywood

Dr Lynsey Hollywood

Manager, Food and Drink Business Development Centre, Ulster University

Dr Lynsey Hollywood is the Manager of the Food & Drink Business Development Centre and the Course Director for the MSc Food Design and Innovation at Ulster University Business School.

Brenda Kelleghan

Brenda Kelleghan

Food Innovation & Technology Specialist, Southern Regional College

Brenda Kelleghan is a passionate foodie with over 20 years’ experience in launching successful new and reformulated products in chilled, frozen, ambient categories within the food industry.

Enda Kiernan

Enda Kiernan

Past President, Chartered Institution of Waste Management

Enda Kiernan is a qualified Civil Engineer with a Master’s degree in Construction Project Management and a PhD in Environmental Engineering.


Since 1997, Enda has worked in the Local Authority sector, specialising in Waste Management and in Waste Operations in particular.

Grace Maher

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.

Padraig Ryan

Padraig Ryan

Director, Grant Thornton Ireland

Padraig Ryan is a Director in Grant Thornton’s Business Consulting Team. Prior to joining Grant Thornton Padraig spent a number of years working in corporate sustainability.

Michele Shirlow MBE

Michele Shirlow MBE

FoodNI Chief Executive & Board Member, TourismNI

Michele is the driver behind Food NI, the membership organisation designed to connect the supply chain through a positive promotional message about Northern Ireland’s food and drink.