Fiona Ross is an exceptionally experienced public and private sector Chairman and Non-Executive Director, having served on 17 boards in Ireland and the UK over the past six years. She focuses on governance, ethics, digital transformation and digital governance. In 2018 she was appointed by the Irish Government to chair CIÉ.
Frank Allen was appointed to the Board of CIÉ in September 2017. He is an independent financial consultant, advising on infrastructure investment and operations, mostly in developing and transition economies. He was Chief Executive of the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) from 2002 to 2012. In this period, the RPA had responsibility for building the Red and Green lines of the Luas light rail system and for extending them to the Docklands, Cherrywood and Citywest. Frank is a graduate of University College Cork and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He previously worked for the World Bank in Washington DC, arranging finance for infrastructure development in developing countries and in Eastern Europe and he was Head of Infrastructure Finance for KBC Bank in Ireland. He is Chairman of Depaul Ireland, which provides accommodation and other support to homeless people.