Fiona O’Driscoll Director
Expertise & Background
Fiona has over 14 years’ experience in capital markets and project finance spanning the infrastructure, utilities and renewable energy sectors, gained in previous corporate finance and investment roles at Gaelectric, Dexia & DEPFA in Dublin and Deutsche Asset Management in London. During her time at Centrus, Fiona has advised Approved Housing Bodies, utilities and infrastructure clients on treasury and risk management, financial strategy and business planning, financial capacity analysis and debt raising in the Irish market. She has also been directly involved in a wide range of initiatives in the social housing market in Ireland. In addition to an MBA, Fiona holds a BSc in Financial and Actuarial Mathematics from Dublin City University.What you didn't know about Fiona
Hobbies & Interests
Fiona has spent the last 5 years living between Ireland and Portugal, where she failed to learn the language but developed a passion for custard tarts. In the past Fiona was an avid traveller and spent 6 months on a round the world trip in 2005. One of her travel highlights was a 2 week trip to Syria over Christmas 2009 before the civil war broke out. (She particularly appreciated the warmth and generosity of the Syrian people’s hospitality but not the local lad stealing a kiss at the top of Aleppo citadel!)
As well as being a one-time [or maybe “lapsed”?] Irish dancer, Fiona enjoys music, in particular supporting her nephew who is a singer songwriter and her sister who is a member of the Dublin Ukelele Collective.
With her background in social enterprise and finance, Fiona has mentored a team of MBA students for the Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investment Challenge in the USA.
Fiona expresses some rather random and intense dislikes of whiskey, coconut and mice.
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