Communicorp appoints new Newstalk Chief

Newstalk has announced the appointment of Gerard Whelan as its new Chief Executive, taking up the new role from September.

Gerard moves from Kingspan plc where he held the position of Senior International Manager and Director for 15 years. He left the company in February.

He replaces Frank Cronin who resigned from the station earlier this year.

Gervaise Slowey, Chief Executive of Comunicorp Group, said: “I am delighted that Gerard is in a position to join Newstalk at an exciting time in our business. Gerard has considerable experience in developing businesses around the world – this will be invaluable as the station continues to revolutionise the way in which content is delivered to a national audience.

“Gerard also has a strong track record in building businesses across a number of sectors. With our focus firmly on maintaining Newstalk’s strong growth, Gerard’s wide ranging expertise will be extremely beneficial to the station. I wish him every success in his new role.”

Whilst working with Kingspan, Gerard held a number of roles, throughout the US, Europe and Asia, including, Export Sales Director, Germany, Managing Director of Kingspan Renewables, Armagh, North America Director of Kingspan Environmental, and Managing Director of Kingspan Environmental, Poland.

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