Contract Awards Committee member and Irish Times columnist John Waters has resigned from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland today.
Mr Waters was appointed to the Authority by the Government in September 2009 has served as an Authority member; served a two-year term on the Compliance Committee; and was a serving member of the at the time of his resignation.
Prior to that he was part of the BAI predecessor the BCI.
John was one of nine people who are in charge of regulating all broadcasting in Ireland – RTE TV and Radio, TV3, and all independent radio.
Speaking about the resignation, the Chairperson of the Authority, Bob Collins said: “John has been a valued member of the Authority and of both statutory committees since the establishment of the BAI in 2009. He brought additional expertise and experience to the Authority through his previous service on the Board of the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his service and know I speak for my fellow members when I say that his insights and contributions will be missed.”