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vivienne jupp.png Vivienne Jupp, Non Executive Chairman

Vivienne Jupp was appointed as Non Executive Chairman of CIE in June 2011. She was reappointed in July 2014. She is a management consultant and formerly a Global Managing Director in Accenture. She has had a number of Government appointments including Chairman of the Information Society Commission and Member of the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland. She was also a member of the Review Body on Higher Remuneration in the Public Sector and a Board Member of the Irish Hospice Foundation. She graduated from University College Dublin (UCD) with BComm and MBS degrees. In 2000 she received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, UCD.



ultan courtney.jpg Ultan Courtney, Chairman Bus Átha Cliath

Mr. Ultan Courtney was appointed to the Board of CIÉ and as Chairman of Bus Átha Cliath in September 2014. He has wide experience in the Human Resources and Industrial Relations field. He is Managing Director of his own consultancy business and previously held positions in C&C Group Plc, Superquinn, Waterford Foods and IBEC. Ultan holds a Degree in Economics and an M.A. from Trinity College Dublin and numerous qualifications in the areas of business strategy, employment law, mediation, arbitration and corporate legal governance.



phil gaffney.png Phil Gaffney, Chairman Iarnród Éireann

Phil Gaffney was appointed to the Board of CIE and as Chairman of Iarnrod Eireann in June 2011 having previously served as a director in Iarnrod Eireann since 2006. He was reappointed in July 2014. He is a railway signalling engineer by profession. Before retiring in December 2005, he had spent 28 years with Hong Kong MTR. During that time his positions included Chief Engineer, Operations Director and Managing Director. He is also a member of the board of London’s Crossrail and of the Crossrail Health and Safety Committee.



aidan murphy.png Aidan Murphy, Chairman Bus Éireann

Aidan Murphy was appointed to the board in April 2013.

He has extensive experience as a Supply Chain professional having held positions of CEO Pulse Logistics, Managing Director Supply C&C Group, General Manager Wincanton Ireland and Logistics Director Allegro Ltd. He has been a keynote speaker to several European Supply Chain events including Logicon and the European Supply Chain Summit and is a Fellow and past President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Ireland.



christine moran.jpg Christine Moran

Christine Moran was appointed to the Board of CIE in July 2015. She is a previous executive director of KBC Ireland Bank plc where she held a number of senior leadership roles and has extensive experience in the areas of strategic development, audit, finance and risk management. She has been a director or member of a number of public bodies, not for profit organisations and charities i.e. the First Advisory Group to the Irish Marine Development Office and Enactus Ireland. She trained and qualified as a chartered accountant with PWC (Dublin) and completed two international assignments with PWC Belgium and PWC New York and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland. She is a graduate of UCD (Batchelor of Commerce and Diploma in Professional Accounting) and is a Certified Bank Director.



Ruairi OFlynn.jpg Ruairi O'Flynn

Ruairi O’Flynn was appointed to the Board in July 2015. He is also on the Boards of FBD Holdings plc, Canada Life International Reinsurance, and Irish Life Investment Managers. He was previously CEO at Canada Life Ireland and was also CEO at Setanta Asset Management and at Lifetime Assurance. His early career was at Bank of Ireland Group and he has also been a full time member of faculty at the IMI. Ruairi holds B.B.S. and Msc. (Mgt) degrees from Trinity College. He is a participant in the 2015 International Directors Programme at Insead Business School.



aebhric mcgibney.png Aebhric McGibney

 Aebhric McGibney was appointed to the Board of CIE in October 2011 and was reappointed in November 2014. He is the Policy and Communications Director with the Dublin Chamber of Commerce with responsibility for government and international affairs, public relations and member communications. Previously he worked as a lecturer, economic consultant and as Senior Economist with IBEC. He Holds a M.Litt. (Economics) from Trinity College Dublin and was awarded the Dean’s List Award from University College Dublin for his MBA in 2001.



Niamh Walsh.jpg Niamh Walsh

Niamh Walsh was appointed to the Board on July 24th 2015. She has 25 years Investment Banking experience gained in London, Hong Kong and Dublin. Her more recent roles include Chief Risk Officer for JPMorgan Bank Dublin plc and Joint CEO for Bear Stearns Bank plc. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators.



Tom OConnor.jpgTom O'Connor, Worker Director

Thomas was appointed to the Board of CIÉ in December 2013 under the Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts, 1977 to 2001. Thomas works as a bus driver based in Ringsend Garage. He is a member of the National Bus and Rail Union, sits on the National Executive and has served as Dublin Branch Secretary since 2010. He previously worked in the electrical and signage industry.



bill mccamley.png Bill McCamley, Worker Director

Bill McCamley was first appointed to the CIÉ Board in December 1997 under the Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts, 1977. Bill joined Bus Átha Cliath in 1974 and works in Phibsboro Garage as a bus driver. He has held a variety of positions in his trade union, SIPTU, including membership of the Regional, Divisional and Branch committees. Bill is presently a member of the Transport Sector and Dublin District committees. He has represented his trade union at a number of European transportation conferences and was a member of the Department of Justice Working Party on Bus Violence (1996). Bill has written extensively on transportation and trade union issues, including a book on the history of Dublin's tramworkers.



tommyWynne.pngTommy Wynne, Worker Director

Tommy Wynne was first appointed to the Board on 1st December 2013 under the Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts, 1977 to 2001. Tommy joined Iarnród Éireann as a depotman in 1991 and became a train driver in 1994. He is currently the Chairman of the Transport Sector and Utilities and Construction Division of SIPTU.



john moloney.png John Moloney, Worker Director

John Moloney was appointed to the CIÉ Board in December 2005 under the Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts, 1977 to 2001. John joined Bus Éireann in 1978 and works in Capwell Garage in Cork as a bus driver. He is a member of the NBRU.