Noel Curran has take up his new position as director general of the European Broadcasting Union.
Curran was announced as the new DG in May; he succeeds Ingrid Deltenre, who has stepped down after eight years in the role.
He is the former DG, managing director of television and editor of current affairs at RTE as well as an award-winning investigative journalist and producer.
Speaking about his new role, Curran said: “I am delighted to be taking the helm of the world’s leading alliance of public service media.
“This is a challenging time for everyone working in PSM but, it is also an incredibly exciting time, with new technology presenting a slew of new opportunities and the role of public service broadcasters as trusted sources of news and information never being more important than it is today.
“For nearly 70 years, the EBU has been there to support PSM and champion the values we all hold in common. I am honoured to continue this fine tradition and look forward to meeting as many Members as possible in the forthcoming months to harness their ideas and passion to drive our organisation forward.”