CEO Leigh Doyle to depart iRadio after 7 years

iRadio CEO Leigh Doyle is leaving the station after seven years for a new job in Australia.

Leigh will leave the company in July to pursue a new opportunity as Chief Executive with a Telco & Digital Media Group based in Queensland. He has served as CEO of the station since 2014 following his promotion from Group Programme Director. He says: “Being a part of iRadio for the last seven years has been hugely exciting and enjoyable and I am confident the station will continue to lead the way in the Irish radio market, offering the best in innovation, music and content to its 377,000 weekly listeners.”

Leigh Doyle replaced Deborah Fagan as CEO of iRadio in 2014, who also relocated to Australia with her family.

In more changes, current Programme Controller Mark Cunning has been appointed General Manager and Group Content Director while Lisa Kirrane, iRadio’s Finance Manager, is being appointed Group Finance Director.

Both Mark and Lisa have been with iRadio since the group started operations in 2007.

Chairman Paul Cummins said on behalf of the Board and shareholders: “I want to thank Leigh for his excellent management of the station over the past seven years, first as Programme Director and then as CEO. During that time iRadio has developed strongly, surviving difficult economic times to the point that it is now a profitable company. In addition to two highly successful youth radio services across 15 counties, the group also operates an outstanding creative digital agency [Orangeye Media].”

iRadio is also about to advertise two new jobs at the station – with the positions of Group Commercial Director and Assistant Programme Director open to applications from today.

The board will review the full-time CEO role with the company with a view to filling the position by the end of 2017.

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