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UTV Ireland announces senior executive appointments

By Business & Finance
12 May 2014
UTV Ireland Management
UTV Ireland management team: Áine Ní Chaoindealbháin, general manager; Mary Curtis, head of Channel; David McMunn, head of Legal and Compliance, UTV Ireland.

UTV Ireland has just announce the following senior executive appointments, for the new channel which is set to launch on January 1st 2015.

  • Daragh Byrne – Commercial director
  • Joanne King – Direct sales manager
  • Paula McCarthy – head of Sponsorship and Promotions
  • David McMunn – head of Legal and Compliance
  • Áine Ní Chaoindealbháin – general manager
  • Daragh O’Halloran – head of Research
  • Rowan O’Sullivan – head of Programme Acquisitions
  • Deirdre Stokes – head of Sales Operations
  • David Townend – head of UK Sales

John McCann, Group chief executive, UTV Media plc said: “I am delighted to welcome such highly experienced and talented broadcasting individuals to UTV Ireland who will complement the first class team we already have in place here in UTV as we move forward to finalise our plans to launch UTV Ireland on air on January 1st 2015.

“These appointments highlight the wealth of talent and experience now available to UTV Ireland across various business disciplines. Recruitment is going exceptionally well and we plan to announce more appointments in the coming weeks and months.”

Áine Ní Chaoindealbháin takes on the role of general manager for UTV Ireland, with responsibility for managing operational and technical broadcast resources for the new channel as well as leading the development of the UTV Ireland Broadcast Centre in Dublin.

With 17 years’ experience as a media professional, Ní Chaoindealbháin was the former head of production for Setanta Sports Ireland. She was previously general manager of Sky News Ireland and has worked in various operational, production and news roles with TV3, RTE and the independent sector.

Mary Curtis was appointed head of Channel, UTV Ireland last month with responsibility for overseeing all programming content and leading the Irish team in the development of the new channel across all platforms.