Following a rigorous recruitment process overseen by its Board, RTE has today appointed Dee Forbes as Director-General. This appointment is subject to the Government’s consent under Section 89 of the Broadcasting Act 2009.
Ms Forbes is currently president and managing director of Discovery Networks Northern Europe, and will leave the role to become Director General of Ireland’s National Public Service Media.
Having joined Discovery in 2010 as Head of the UK/Ireland operation, Ms Forbes progressively grew her responsibilities to eventually lead the Northern Europe region, which also includes Benelux and the Nordic countries, and has a wide mix of channels, both free to air and subscription.
Ms Forbes will assume her new role later this year after a transition period.