Fiona Ross is an experienced public and private sector Chair and Non-Executive Director, having served on 17 Boards in Ireland and the UK over the past ten years.
· In June 2021 Fiona was re-appointed by the Government to Chair Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ).
· Fiona was appointed Chairperson of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (NPHDB) 2021.
· Fiona was a member of the Board of the HSE where she served on the HSE audit and risk committee.
· In the UK Fiona serves as a Non-Executive Director at The Scottish Government and in May 2020 Fiona was appointed by the UK Government to serve on the Board of Network Rail.
· Fiona also has Central Bank of Ireland authorisation and serves as a non-executive director at JK Funds, Tilney Smith, and Williamson Europe where she chairs the Audit and Risk committee and SphereInvest.
Fiona began her career as a stockbroker in the City of London and spent 25 years working in all areas within Capital Markets in Dublin, London, Eastern Europe, and the United States.
In 2010, Fiona was appointed by the Minister for Arts to run Ireland’s National Library. Subsequently, Fiona continued her interest in the Arts and joined the Heaney family as a Non-Executive Director of the Heaney literary estate.
In 2012 Fiona was awarded a fellowship in Governance at George Washington University in the United States.
Frank Allen was reappointed to the Board of CIÉ and as Chairperson of Iarnród Éireann, in 2020.
He is an independent financial consultant, advising on infrastructure investment and operations, mostly in developing and transition economies. He chairs the board of Corre Energy b.v., a renewable energy company listed on Euronext Dublin, and is Treasurer of Depaul Housing, which provides accommodation and other support for people who have experienced homelessness. He was Chief Executive of the Railway Procurement Agency, which implemented Luas, from 2002 to 2012.
Frank is a graduate of University College Cork and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He previously worked for the World Bank Group in Washington DC and in Eastern Europe and was head of Infrastructure Finance for KBC Bank in the International Financial Services Centre, Dublin.
James (Jimmy) Doran was appointed to the CIÉ Board in December 2021 under the Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts 1977 to 2001.
Jimmy completed his electrical apprenticeship with CIÉ from 1980-84 and then having worked on the building sites of London for six years he returned to work as an electrician for Bus Átha Cliath in Clontarf Garage in 1991 where he has remained since.
Jimmy was elected as a shop steward in 1993 and has been on the Bus Átha Cliath Negotiating Committee since then. He is a member of the Connect Trade Union National Executive Committee, the chair of its National Transport Consultative Committee, and represents the union on the Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ (ICTU) Health and Safety Committee and the ICTU Transport Group. Working in public transport is a family tradition for three generations of Dorans as is trade union activism, his namesake and Grandfather being a founder member of Connect trade union’s predecessor the IES&FTU in 1920.