Judging Panel

An independent panel of recognised and expert judges, representing Ireland's women in construction industry, will determine the winners of Women in Construction 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 the construction industry.

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

Carol Andrews

Associate Director, Arup

Carol is an Associate Director in the Arup Belfast office with over 16 years experience in managing multi-disciplinary civil engineering projects in Northern Ireland. Her career highlights include delivery of the A8 Belfast to Larne Dualling Scheme and Connswater Community Greenway in Belfast. VIEW MORE

Juliana Calabria-Holley

Lecturer, University of Bath

I am a material scientist (PhD), an experienced Architect and a lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath. I am also a Co-Director of the faculty-wide RENEW (Regenerative design and Engineering for a NEt positive World) research centre. VIEW MORE

Joanne Cunningham

Company Director, Cunningham Contracts Group

Joanne is Company Director and founder of one of Ireland's leading construction companies focused on social housing and advanced manufacturing. Having qualified in Computer Science and working as a Software Developer, Joanne gave up that career to pursue one in Construction. VIEW MORE

Amy Kruse

Head of Education & Skills, Considerate Constructors Scheme

With over 10 years of experience in the construction industry, Amy is constantly working towards helping raise standards for workers onsite and moving the industry forward in areas of challenge. VIEW MORE

Audrey Martin

PhD. Senior Lecturer & Chair BSc, TU Dublin, School of Surveying and Construction Management

Dr. Audrey MARTIN FSCSI is a senior lecturer in the School of Surveying and Construction Innovation at TU Dublin. VIEW MORE

James McNamara

Lecturer, TUS Midlands/Mid-West.

James McNamara is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor who lectures in the Technological University of the Shannon (Athlone Campus). He is involved in planning, developing and delivering courses. He has represented the SCSI in accreditation of courses in other higher education facilities. VIEW MORE

Dr. Róisín Murphy

Senior Lecturer, TU Dublin

Dr. Róisín Murphy is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, TU Dublin with over two decades of experience in the development, delivery and management of programmes related to construction and the built environment. VIEW MORE

John Spillane

Associate Professor, University of Limerick

Dr John P. Spillane is an Associate Professor in Construction Management within the School of Engineering, at University of Limerick. Dr Spillane has over 120 peer-reviewed publications and more than €3.5million in research funding, predominately focusing on industry engaged knowledge transfer. VIEW MORE

Katie Tallon

Producer, Property District

Having an academic background in business and media, with a focus on events, Katie has been the producer of iProperty Radio since 2019. VIEW MORE