RTÉ Executive Board

The RTÉ Executive Board, despite its name, is not a board of directors, but rather is a committee composed of the senior management of the Irish public service broadcaster, Raidió Teilifís Éireann, responsible for the day-to-day running of the broadcaster.

The executive board reports to the RTÉ Board through the director general.


The executive board is chaired by the Director-General of RTÉ.

The board was made up of the managing directors of television, radio, news & current affairs, and corporate development, the chief digital officer, the chief technology officer, the chief financial officer, and the group commercial director until 2017.

The director general is appointed by the RTÉ Board, with the consent of the government and the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources,[1] while the other board members are appointed by the director-general.

In October 2017 a new executive board was put in place[2] the new board dropped the director of TV and the director of radio, replacing them with the director of content and the director of audience, channels and marketing. Frances Abeton left the role of director of operations and production services at the end of 2018.[3] Willie O'Reilly took up the position of chairman of iRadio.,[4] with Geraldine O'Leary taking his position as commercial director, she does not sit on the executive board.[5] In 2019 Rory Coveney became director of strategy and was appointed to the board. Geraldine O'Leary was also appoint to the board.

Currently the members of the executive board are:[6]

PositionOffice holder
Director generalDee Forbes
Chief financial officerBreda O'Keeffe
Director of contentJim Jennings
Director of audience, channels & marketingAdrian Lynch
Director of news and current affairsJon Williams
Director of corporate affairsBrian Dalton
Director of human resourcesEimear Cusack
Director of operations and production services (acting) Richard Waghorn
Director of transformation and technology
Director of strategyRory Coveney
Director of commercialGeraldine O’Leary

Mission to Prey

Following RTÉ's defamation of Father Kevin Reynolds in its "Mission to Prey" episode of Prime Time, RTÉ announced that Ed Mulhall, MD News, had "retired" on 3 April 2012.[7]


1.^ As of 18 April 2017.


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