Board Member Biographies
Vacant, Non Executive Chairman
This position is currently vacant.
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. He holds a Masters Degree in
Economics from Trinity College Dublin and numerous qualifications in the areas of employment
law, mediation, arbitration and legal governance.
Frank Allen is an independent financial consultant and was Chief Executive of the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) from 2002 to 2012. In this period, 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 UCC and MIT. 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 Chairperson of Depaul Ireland, which provides accommodation and other support to homeless people.
Aidan Murphy was appointed to the CIÉ Board and as Chairman of Bus Éireann in July 2014. He is the Chief Operating Officer of Carlow Precast and 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 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 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.
This position is currently vacant.
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 O'Connor, Worker Director
Thomas was appointed to the Board of CIÉ in December 2013 under the
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.
Stephen Hannan, Worker Director
Stephen Hannan was appointed to the board of CIÉ in December 2017 under the worker participation (state enterprises) acts 1977 to 2001. He works in Ringsend Depot as a Bus Driver. He is a member of SIPTU and has held a wide variety of positions within the trade union for almost 30 Years: President of the Bus Drivers Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Transport Sector Committee, the Divisional Committee, Depot Representative to name but a few.
Tommy 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, 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.