Mary Finan new Chair of RTÉ AuthorityTuesday 21 February 2006 22.20
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.