Helen was appointed Director of TII’s Professional Services Division in 2015 following the establishment of Transport Infrastructure Ireland. This Division provides technical expertise to support the delivery of TII funded projects and network operations. Her responsibilities include transport planning, land use planning, environmental policy, road and light rail safety, research and standards. Her previous role was the Head of Strategic and Transport Planning in the National Roads Authority. Helen has over 30 years of experience in transport planning, project appraisal and project management and has worked in the UK, Ireland and France in the public and private sectors. She is a Chartered Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree and a Diploma in Project Management. She has been a Council Member of Engineers Ireland and Chairperson of WITS, a voluntary organisation supporting women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.