Brid Horan was appointed to the Governing Authority in September 2014 and chairs the Audit Committee. Brid is the previous Deputy Chief Executive of ESB, having spent eight years on the ESB Executive Team with responsibilities including the Group’s retail business and internal Group services. In June 2014, Brid was appointed by the Minister for Education to the Expert Group to examine funding options for Higher Education which reported in early 2016. In December 2016, she was appointed to chair the HEA Expert Panel to undertake the review of the funding allocation model for higher education institutions. Brid is Chair of Nephin Energy Ltd, Bank of Ireland Staff Pension Fund Trustees and PM Group Pension Trustees, a member of TLAC (Top Level Appointments Committee), Director of Dublin Theatre Festival and Council member of Irish Management Institute. She has served as an Independent Non-executive Director of FBD Holdings plc (2011-2016), IDA (1996-2006) and as a Commissioner of National Pensions Reserve Fund (2001-2009). She was a member of the 2014 Arts Council Strategic Review Group. Prior to joining ESB as Group Pensions Manager in 1997, Brid headed KPMG Pension & Actuarial Consulting. Brid is a Chartered Director and Fellow Institute of Directors, an Actuary and Fellow of the Irish Institute of Pension Management.