Fiona Ross, Board Mentor, Criticaleye

Fiona Ross

Board Mentor


Fiona Ross is an exceptionally experienced public and private sector Chair and non-executive director. Fiona was appointed by the Irish Government to Chair Córas Iompair Éireann (Ireland’s pubic transport provider), to the Board of the HSE Ireland's public health service and, in August 2021, was appointed to Chair the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board.

In the UK, Fiona was appointed a Non-executive Director at The Scottish Government in March 2019 and was appointed by the UK Government to serve on the Board of Network Rail in May 2020. Fiona also works as an advisor to the Mayor at Bristol City Council. In May 2022, she assumed the Chair role at Natural Capital Ireland. She has Central Bank of Ireland authorisation (UCIT and MIFID) and serves as a Non-executive Director at JK Funds, Evelyn Partners (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 US.

In 2010, Fiona was appointed by the Minister for Arts to run Ireland’s National Library, the NLI, where she successfully served two terms as Director/CEO. Subsequently, Fiona continued her interest in the Arts and joined the Heaney family as a Non-executive Director of the Heaney literary estate.

Fiona is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Queen's University Belfast and the Institute of Art and Design (IADT), where in 2017 she completed a MSc in Cyber Psychology. In 2012, Fiona was awarded a fellowship in Governance at George Washington University in the United States.

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