Mr. Collier has ensured ORR remains a significant, respected and independent regulator, protecting the interests of rail and road users and improving the safety, value and performance of railways and roads.
First appointed to the role in 2019, Declan has helped increase ORR’s influence on behalf of users and funders with those who can make a difference in the industry.
ORR continues to be a steadying force in the turbulence of rail reform and has helped expand ORR’s overview of the strategic road network in England.
A former CEO of both London City and Dublin Airports Authority, Declan is also currently a non-executive board member of The Royal Schiphol Group, chair of TCR International N.V, and chair of George Best Belfast City Airport as well as senior advisor to the Oaktree Transport Infrastructure Fund.
In 2022, Declan was appointed to the expert advisory panel of Active Travel England. He has also served as President of the World Association of Airports, Airports Council International; Deputy Chair of the Airport Operators Association (UK); and as director of London First, and The Dublin Theatre Festival.
Declan’s second term as Chair runs from 1 January 2024 until 31 December 2028.
John Larkinson, ORR Chief Executive:
Declan Collier, ORR Chair:
Notes to Editors
- ORR is the independent economic and safety regulator for the railways in Great Britain, and the monitor of performance and efficiency for England’s motorways and trunk roads.