RDE Speaker Profile: Noel Curran, DG, EBU

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He’ll have been in his new post as Director General (DG) of the EBU for a good amount of time when Noel Curran joins us as a speaker at Radiodays Europe, Lausanne 31 March – 2 April 2019. So how has Noel settled in?

Noel Curran is the former DG of RTÉ where he oversaw a period of financial difficulty for the organisation but one, which ensured he is ready for the challenges of the EBU.

As an award winning investigative journalist and producer Noel was the also the Executive Produce for a number of live television events – tying in nicely to his future career to the Eurovision Song Contest in 1997.

At the time of his appointment he said, "There is now, more than ever, a compelling case for what public service media does, and what the Members of the European Broadcasting Union do, day in, day out. The EBU represents some of the finest media organizations, content-makers and journalists in the world. 

The position of DG is a huge honour, and I will work with the membership to seize every opportunity and to move ahead with the changes necessary to secure the future of public service media. I look forward to working with Jean-Paul, with the EBU team and with our Members, from all regions in the EBU, to serve our audiences' needs."

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s leading alliance of public service media with 119 members in 56 countries and an additional 34 associates in Asia, Africa and the Americas. Based in Geneva the EBU is the meeting point for public service broadcasters.

Noel is married to the singer and former Eurovision Song Contest winner Eimear Quinn and they have two daughters.

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