Frank ALLEN – Public transport management and infrastructure finance


Frank Allen was CEO of the Irish Government’s Railway Procurement Agency that planned and implemented Dublin’s light rail network (2002-2012). He served as non-executive Board Member and Audit Committee Chairman of Irish Rail, Ireland’s national passenger and railway freight company.

Frank has extensive experience in negotiating private finance for infrastructure development, both as a borrower and a lender. As Head of Infrastructure Finance at KBC Bank, he led negotiations for PPP financing of Infraspeed, the Dutch High Speed Rail project.

As a Senior Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation, he arranged project finance for industrial and and infrastructure projects in Central Europe at the early stage of transition to a market economy. Since 2013, he has advised the World Bank on public transport projects in Indonesia, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and Poland.

His private sector clients include a renewable energy company developing an EU Project of Common Interest to commercialize compressed air energy storage as part of a stable electricity supply network.

Links, Quotes, Publications

Frank Allen launches the third extension to Dublin’s Light Rail Network (Luas)