Judging Panel

An independent panel of recognised and expert judges, drawn from academia, business and broader related sectors will determine the winners of the National Procurement Awards.

We understand the importance of a fair and objective judging process. That's why we assemble a prestigious panel of industry leaders, renowned for their extensive knowledge, enthusiasm, and expertise in procurement.

Our selection process is meticulous. Judges are bound by strict confidentiality agreements and declare any potential conflicts of interest. Entries with conflicts are reassigned, ensuring complete impartiality.

This unwavering commitment to integrity is the foundation of our awards programme. Become a part of recognising industry excellence. If you're interested in joining the judging panel, email your details to judges@businessriver.com

2024 Judging Panel

Gary Mander (Judging Coordinator)

Procurement Transformation - Manager

Gary is a Senior Manager in EY’s Supply Chain and Operations team who specialise in procurement transformation and consulting. He has 15 years of experience across both public and private sector procurement. He holds an MBS in Strategic Procurement and is a 3 time National Procurement Award winner. VIEW MORE

Barry McGoldrick

VP, Chief Procurement Officer

- 30+ Years of leadership experience in IT, Sales, Logisitics and Procurement - Has lived and worked in Ireland, the US, Germany, The Netherlands, Singapore and Hong Kong VIEW MORE

Michael O'Callaghan


Michael is a Supply Chain Training Consultant and Instructor. Michael is a Director of IPICS The Supply Chain Management Institute and is a member of the Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Group chaired by the Department of Transport. VIEW MORE

Muiris O’Ceidigh

CEO, Member of Leadership Board, Director

Muiris O’Ceidigh is a solicitor, having practiced with A & L Goodbody as a corporate lawyer. Muiris holds a Doctorate in Governance from Queens University Belfast and holds an MBA and M.Sc. (Economics) from Trinity and has recently completed the Cambridge University Leadership Programme. As a CEO of VIEW MORE