About Us

Iarnród Éireann Board of Directors

Frank Allen, Chairman

Frank Allen 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 from 2002 to 2012 and prior to that he was Head of Infrastructure Finance at KBC Bank and worked for the World Bank in Washington DC. He is a graduate of University College Cork and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He chairs the board of Depaul Housing Association.

Suzy Byrne 

Suzy Byrne is Regional Manager in the National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities and is Co-chair, Disabled People of Ireland. Suzy is also a writer and broadcaster and holds a BA in Sociology and Social Policy.

Carolyn Griffiths

Carolyn Griffiths is a Fellow of both the Royal Academy of Engineers and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. She is President of the Institution and a Trustee of the Institution and also Engineering Council. She has extensive experience of the railway industry having worked in various sectors in the UK, Singapore, Germany and Sweden. Her two most recent positions were Senior Vice President of a multinational company and the founding Chief Inspector of the Rail Accident Investigation Branch in the UK. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Cranfield University in 2013 for her achievements in and contributions to the rail industry.

Denise Guinan

Denise Guinan was appointed to the Board of CIÉ in July 2018 under the Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts, 1977 to 2001, and to the Iarnród Éireann board at the same time. She joined the clerical grade in Bus Átha Cliath in 1989 and works in Ringsend Bus Garage. She is a member of the Transport & Salaried Staff Association.

Valerie Little

Valerie Little retired from ESB having held a number of senior management positions including Human Resource Manager for major Business Units, Head of Internal Audit and Head of Group Treasury. Valerie holds MSc in Management Practice and is a qualified accountant. She has served as a trustee of a large pension fund and served on a number of audit committees.

Mal McGreevy

Mal McGreevy, joined the bgioard in 2015 following his retirement from the position of General Manager, Rail Services, Translink, Northern Ireland Railways Ltd. He has extensive experience in the transport sector. A Mechanical Engineer by profession, Mal has held senior engineering and operations positions in both bus and rail companies since joining Ulsterbus Ltd in 1988. Mal was appointed to the position of General Manager, Rail Services in 2004. He has been instrumental in the renewal of the Northern Ireland Railways fleet of trains, the upgrading of customer service levels and the more than doubling of passenger numbers during his tenure as General Manager. In 2012 Mal was awarded an MBE in recognition of his contribution to Public Transport Services in Northern Ireland.

Dr. Peter Mulholland

Peter Mulholland has over thirty years’ experience in Human Resources (HR) covering both the private and public sectors. He retired from RTE in 2016 as Group Head of HR after twelve years, having previously held positions in the hotel, insurance and banking sectors and with the Institute of Public Administration. Peter holds a PhD from Trinity College and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) He was also a former National Chairman and National Treasurer of the CIPD in Ireland and a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development. He is also a member of the British Psychological Society and is qualified in psychometric profiling. He is a former member of the Dublin Regional Committee of IBEC and the IBEC Foresight HR Committee. He is a qualified Executive and business/personal coach.

Tommy Wynne

Tommy Wynne was appointed to the CIÉ Board in December 2013 under the Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts, 1977 to 2001 and to the Iarnród Éireann board at the same time. Tommy joined Iarnród Éireann as a depot man 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.