Recruitment Competition to Appoint a Chief Executive Officer

The Board of the NTA intends to hold a competition for the purpose of recommending a person for appointment to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 

We have provided summary information regarding the NTA, the role, and other relevant information below. 

For complete information, including the application process and requirements, please review the candidate information booklet below. 

The National Transport Authority and RSM Ireland are committed to a policy of equal opportunity


NTA Background 

The National Transport Authority is a statutory non-commercial body, which operates under the aegis of the Department of Transport. It was established on foot of the Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008. The Authority is governed by a Board of up to twelve members appointed by the Minister for Transport. The CEO is an ex-officio member of the Board. While it was originally conceived as a transport authority for the Greater Dublin Area under the 2008 Act, its functions were enlarged and, broadly, made national in the Public Transport Regulation Act 2009. The 2009 Act, the Taxi Regulation Act 2013, and various Statutory Instruments have extended the Authority’s functions and geographic remit to a national basis. 


NTA Responsibilities

At national level, the Authority has responsibility for securing the provision of public passenger land transport services, including subsidised bus and rail and light rail services.  The Authority also licenses public bus passenger services delivered by private operators and has responsibility for the regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) industry (taxis, hackneys and limousines).  Other areas of responsibility include the State’s rural transport programme, integrated information systems for public transport customers, management of the Integrated Ticketing Scheme for Ireland (the Leap Card system), and regulation of vehicle clamping. The Authority has additional responsibilities within the Greater Dublin Area (GDA). Further details of the NTAs responsibilities are outlined within the CEO Candidate Information Booklet. 


NTA Mission

To connect Ireland's people and places, by providing sustainable transport infrastructure and services as well as working to reduce transport demand, all helping to lower carbon emissions


NTA Vision

In fulfilling this mission, the NTA’s vision is to be: 

  1. Recognised by the public as being effective in the provision of high quality, accessible, sustainable, transport infrastructure and services. 

  2. Respected by our stakeholders as credible and working constructively to help shape the best outcomes, including reducing carbon emissions.

  3. Known as an organisation that provides our people with the opportunity to reach their potential and build fulfilling careers, while feeling valued in an environment that supports diversity and inclusion.


Additional Information on the NTA 

For further details around the NTAs vision, mission, background and remit please read the candidate information booklet below, or visit and/or 


The Role of the Chief Executive Officer

The role of the Chief Executive Officer is to work closely with the Board of the National Transport Authority, the Minister, and the Department of Transport to deliver the various transport strategies and plans. They will drive the continuous improvement of public transport, development of sustainable transport solutions and contribute to the integration of transport networks across the island of Ireland, in line with Government and Department of Transport policy. 

The duties and responsibilities include (inter alia): 

•    To drive the strategic ambition of the Authority providing visionary leadership for the implementation of the strategic objectives of the National Transport Authority 

•    To build on the strong working relationships with other state bodies, local authorities and public transport companies to manage the delivery of high quality, efficient and effective public transport services 

•    To manage the Governments investment in sustainable transport infrastructure across rail, light-rail, bus and active travel modes 

•    To drive the improvement in infrastructure supporting public transport customers experience of sustainable transport

•    To develop leaders who lead and motivate multi-disciplinary teams 

•    To identify the strategic risks and related governance and accountability challenges for the Authority and lead the management and mitigation of those 

•    To shape a positive culture based on inclusion and wellness, empowerment and engagement 


Full details of the role specification and person specification are outlined within the CEO Candidate Information Booklet below.  


How to Apply

Details on how to apply, including application requirements, are contained within the CEO Candidate Information Booklet which can be downloaded below. 

Candidates are encouraged to also review the Additional Candidate Information Booklet before submitting an application.

The closing date for applications is strictly 12pm (noon) on Friday 19 July 2024.


 CEO Candidate Information Booklet       Key Achievements Form     


If you feel you would benefit from a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Graham Murphy (Consulting Director, RSM Ireland) on email at [email protected] or phone on +353 87 429 8025