Judging Panel

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

Our focus is to deliver a balanced judging assessment from industry leaders 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 a trophy.

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.

A comprehensive judging process has been developed to decide the winners of the Aviation Industry Awards:

If you are interested in joining the judging panel, please email your details to our team: judges@businessriver.com

2023 Judging Panel

Marina Efthymiou

Associate Professor in Aviation Management

Dr Marina Efthymiou is an association professor in Aviation Management and the Director for the Postgraduate Aviation courses at DCU Business School. Marina has extensive teaching and research experience and specialises in Sustainable Aviation, Air Traffic Management and business models. VIEW MORE

Patrick Edmond

Altair Advisory

Patrick is Managing Director of Altair Advisory, a specialist aviation strategy and sustainability consultancy with clients across Europe and beyond. Patrick has extensive senior strategy and commercial experience across the airline, airport, consultancy and leasing sectors. VIEW MORE

Rob Jenner

Director, Aviation

Rob is a Director with AtkinsRealis aviation business, a world-leading design, engineering and project management organisation. VIEW MORE

Kyriakos Kourousis

Associate Professor

Dr Kyriakos I. Kourousis is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering. He also serves as the Programme Director for the Professional Diploma in Airworthiness. VIEW MORE

Rick Livingstone

Managing Director

Rick Livingstone, MD of Socomore Ireland is a Chemical Engineer from University of Cape Town, based in Cork since 2007. Socomore creates innovative chemistry to preserve and protect our world. VIEW MORE

David Lucey

Senior VP

Senior VP in Enterprise Ireland's Engineering Division and Global Aerospace/Aviation Lead in Enterprise Ireland. VIEW MORE

Patrick Murphy


Patrick Murphy is an accomplished Director within KPMG's Aviation Practice, renowned for his expertise in the aviation industry. With a career spanning over two decades, Patrick has consistently demonstrated his passion and commitment to driving excellence in the aviation sector. VIEW MORE

Aoife O'Sullivan


Aoife O'Sullivan is a Partner at The Air Law Firm, LLP, a law firm specialising in the aviation industry. She is renowned for her work in commercial and business aviation, earning many international accolades and awards yearly. VIEW MORE