It has been announced that Mary Finan has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the RTÉ Authority.

A graduate of University College Dublin and the Harvard Business School, Mary Finan is Chair of the Economic and Social Research Institute and Wilson Hartnell Public Relations.

She succeeds Fintan Drury as Chairperson of the Authority.

Commenting on her appointment, the 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."