Noel Curran has been announced as the next Director General of the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) taking over from Ingrid Deltenre.
Noel Curran the former Director General of RTÉ has today been named as the next Director General of the European Broadcasting Union. The new Director General has links with the EBU’s most well-known production, the Eurovision Song Contest. Mr Curran was previously the Irish Head of Delegation during the mid-1990s, including 1996 when Eimear Quinn won the contest in Oslo.
Mr Curran is now married to Eimar Quinn the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1996, the couple have two daughters. Following the 1996 contest Mr Curran was the Executive Producer of the Eurovision Song Contest 1997 in Dublin. The 1997 was won by Katrina & the Wave with the song “Love Shine A Light” for the United Kingdom.
Mr Curran said regarding his appointment that:
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.
Ingrid Deltenre was the Director General of the European Broadcasting Union between 2010 and 2017. She has opted to step down from her role to focus on her commitments as a board member at other businesses. The Director General is the public face of the Union, representing it at international events and acting as its voice with regards to member issues.
Source: European Broadcasting Union