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Management Team

JOHN MCCANN

JOHN MCCANN

Group Chief Executive, UTV Media plc

Appointed to the Board: 1992

Age: 61

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External Appointments

Non-Executive Director, Northern Bank Ltd

Non-Executive Director, Business in the Community Northern Ireland

Council member, Chartered Accountants Ireland

 

Previous Experience

Director and General Manager, Ulster Television plc (1990 – 1999)

Financial Controller/Company Secretary, Ulster Television plc (1983 – 1990)

Rescue Executive, Industrial Development Board for Northern Ireland (1981-1983)

Financial Appraisal Executive, Department of Commerce (1980-1981)

Audit Function, Ernst & Young (1974-1980)

 

Qualifications

B.Sc. (Econ) Queen’s University, Belfast

Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland


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SCOTT TAUNTON

SCOTT TAUNTON

Chief Operating Officer, UTV Media plc

Appointed to the board: 2005

Age: 43

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External Appointments

Director, The Digital Radio Group (London) Limited

Director, First Radio Sales Limited

 

Previous Experience

Managing Director, UTV Radio (GB) (2005 – 2014)

Group Business Development Director, UTV Media plc (2002 - 2005)

Managing Director, UTV Internet Ltd (2000 - 2002)

General Manager, DNA Limited, (2000)

 


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NORMAN McKEOWN

NORMAN McKEOWN

Group Finance Director, UTV Media plc

Appointed to the Board: 2009

Age: 57

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Previous Experience

Group Finance Director, UTV Media plc, (2008-present)

Managing Director, Sepha Ltd, (2005-2008)

Finance Director, Sepha Ltd, (2000-2005)

Group Finance Director, Lamont Holdings plc, (1997-2000)

Divisional Finance Director, Scottish & Newcastle plc and Bass PLC (1984-1997)

 

Qualifications

B.Sc. (Econ) Queen’s University, Belfast

Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland


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MAIRÉAD REGAN

MAIRÉAD REGAN

Group Human Resources Director, UTV Media plc

Appointed to UTV: 1998

Age: 50

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External Appointments

Member (and former Chair) Skillset Northern Ireland Skills Board

Chair, Northern Ireland Skillset Media Academy Industry Panel

Board Member, Grand Opera House Trust, Belfast

 

Previous Experience

Human Resources and Training Manager, CAPITA Management Consultants (1991 - 1998)

Human Resources Executive, LEDU (now Invest NI) (1986 - 1991)

 

Qualifications

B.A. Psychology, Queen’s University, Belfast

Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management, University of Ulster


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MICHAEL WILSON

MICHAEL WILSON

Managing Director, UTV Television.

Appointed to UTV: 2005

Age:  44

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External Appointments

Chair of Royal Television Society in Northern Ireland

Chair of Television Broadcasters in Ireland Group

Member of IBEC Broadcast and Content Panel

Founder Member of Irish Film and Television Academy

 

Previous Experience

Head of Newsgathering, Five News, London (2004-2005)

Managing Editor, Sky News Ireland, Dublin (2002-2004)

Senior News Editor, Sky News, London (1998 – 2002)

Head of News Planning, Reuters Television, London, ( 1997-1998)

Chief News Editor, ITV Westcountry, SW England, (1993-1997)

 

Qualifications

B.A. (Hons) Communications, Nottingham

Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism, Falmouth College, Cornwall


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RONAN McMANAMY

RONAN McMANAMY

Chief Executive, UTV Radio Ireland

Appointed to UTV: 2001

Age: 46

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Previous Experience

Commercial Director, Cork’s 96FM/C103 (1995 – 2001)

Financial Controller,  Cork’s 96FM/C103 (1994-1995)

 

Qualifications

B.Comm (Hons), University College, Cork

Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland


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