4 x Appointments to the Board of RTÉ

4 x Appointments to the Board of RTÉ

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 3.00pm

The Joint Committee on Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht is seeking to recommend suitably qualified candidates for appointment to the Board of RTÉ.

Person Specification
Section 82 of the Broadcasting Act requires that a candidate for appointment has experience of or shown capacity in one or more of the following matters, relevant to the oversight of a public service broadcaster: -

a) media affairs,
b) public service broadcasting,
c) broadcast content production,
d) digital media technologies,
e) trade union affairs
f) business or commercial affairs,
g) matters pertaining to the development of the Irish language,
h) matters pertaining to disability,
i) arts, music, sport or culture,
j) science, technology or environmental matters,
k) legal or regulatory affairs, and
l) social, educational or community activities or Gaeltacht affairs.

The Committee is particularly interested in recommending one or more candidates with demonstrated expertise and experience, at an appropriately senior level in an organization of similar size and complexity as RTÉ, in one or more of the following areas:

1. Business and commercial affairs.
Experience to include one or more of the following;
• High level executive experience in a substantial business (not limited to media)
• A pedigree of establishing or scaling businesses at a senior level
• A detailed understanding of finance/accounting – preferably with a relevant professional qualification
• Executive and/or non-executive board experience (not limited to semi state or public sector)
• Corporate finance experience

2. Legal or regulatory affairs.
Experience to include one or more of the following;
• A professional legal qualification, or significant legal experience over the course of their professional career
• A background in regulatory affairs, and audit and risk
• High level executive experience
• Executive and/or non-executive board experience (not limited to semi state or public sector)
• Completion of a Chartered Director’s Qualification would be an advantage

The following criteria are also deemed desirable;
o Knowledge of the new digital audio-visual environment.
o An appreciation of the increased diversity in the Irish Social and Cultural landscape.
o Corporate finance/restructuring skills.
o HR expertise and/or change management experience (ideally semi-state or within a media outlet).
o Experience of digital innovation and entrepreneurship.
o Finance expertise.
o High level board experience – both executive and non-executive – in the commercial space.

Number of Vacancies: 4

See link below for further details.


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