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New President at the helm of governance body

07 August 2015

Dublin, 7 August 2015 – ICSA, the professional body responsible for governance and the qualifying body for chartered secretaries, has appointed Frank Curtiss President of its United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Associated Territories ‘UKRIAT’ Division, effective 1 August 2015.

Mr Curtiss, who is Head of Corporate Governance at RPMI Railpen, the investment arm of the UK Railway Pension Funds has a wealth of experience in the governance field. He joined RPMI Railpen in 1990, and has been responsible for corporate governance from the perspective of a major institutional investor since 1997.

Prior to 1990, Frank worked in the UK university sector as an accountant at the University of Manchester and then the University of Surrey and started his career in finance with Williams & Glyn's Bank in 1982 on graduating from University College London with a BA degree in English.

Frank is a Fellow of ICSA and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA).

Speaking of his delight at his appointment, Frank said: “ICSA’s royal charter requires us to lead ‘effective governance and efficient administration of commerce, industry and public affairs’ and I look forward to working with Chief Executive Simon Osborne and the rest of his team in carrying out this important work. ICSA will be celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2016 and it is a great honour to be serving as President during this exciting time.”  

Frank’s current role and commitments as Head of Corporate Governance at RPMI Railpen will be unaffected by his appointment.

For further information, please contact

Conor Ryan, Chair of ICSA Ireland


+353 (0)1 6695215


Conall O Móráin, The Media Group:


+353 (0)1 218 5961

+353 (0)87 246 3111

Notes to Editors:

1      ICSA (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) is the chartered membership and qualifying body for professionals working in governance, risk and compliance, including company secretaries. Our members work in all sectors and at every level of seniority. With over 120 years of experience, we champion high governance standards by providing qualifications, training, high-quality guidance and support (including technical resources, publications and software), and through our work with regulators and policy makers.
Website: www.icsa.org.uk

2      ICSA Ireland is the representative body of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) in the Republic of Ireland. The Irish Region is governed by its own Council and sub-committees representing all areas of business in which the members work. ICSA Ireland has approximately 600 members and 200 students with many of its members working in the corporate and professional services sectors.
Through its Council and sub-committees it provides a range of services to members and students, including the organisation of educational and social events. Council also makes representations and submissions to Government Departments and Governance Forums on behalf of the ICSA members.
Website: www.icsacharteredsecretaries.ie