The EBU (European Broadcasting Union) today announced the appointment of former Irish Head of Delegation and RTE boss, Noel Curran, as their new Director General, succeeding Ingrid Deltenre who had been in post since 2010.
In a statement on their website today, the EBU said:
''We are delighted to welcome Noel Curran as the new Director General of the EBU", said Jean-Paul Philippot, President of the EBU (RTBF/BE). "Noel was the candidate of choice in what was an extremely strong list of candidates. He impressed us with his sound public service values, his operational experience and his understanding of the public service media ecosystem within today's rapidly evolving media environment. His leadership experience as Director General of RTÉ will be invaluable as the EBU moves towards the next chapter in its history. I am confident he will do a very good job for the EBU, for all our Members, and for public service media." source
Eurofans may also know Noel to be the husband of 1996 winner Eimear Quinn who romped to victory in Oslo with ''The Voice''.
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