RTÉ director-general Noel Curran has confirmed he is to stand down from the job next May. Curran, 49, was appointed DG four years ago to lead the national broadcaster through a time of restructuring. The same period saw the development of a five-year strategy and the roll out of such new services as Saorview, RTÉ News Now, GAAGo and RTÉ Player International.
Curran joined RTÉ in 1992 as a business reporter and was executive producer of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1997. He became news current affairs editor and edited the Mary Raftery documentaries Cardinal Secrets and Broken Trust, joining RTÉ’s executive as MD of television in 2003. He was appointed DG by the RTÉ board in February 2011.
The DG job will be filled by public competition in a process overseen by the RTÉ board.