The Government has appointed Mary Finan as Chairperson of the RTÉ Authority.
Ms Finan succeeds Fintan Drury, who resigned last month because of a potential conflict of interest regarding the television rights to the Ryder Cup.
Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources Noel Dempsey said: 'Mary Finan will bring with her a wealth of experience in business generally and communications in particular.'
'She is a very successful business person and is involved in many worthy organisations on a voluntary basis. I would like to wish her well in her new role,' he said.
Ms Finan is Chairman of Wilson Hartnell Public Relations Limited.
A native of Roscommon, she was educated at UCD and at Harvard Business School.
She is also Chairman of the Economic and Social Research Institute.