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Neil Leyden Appointed Head of RTÉ.ie

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Neil LeydenRTÉ has appointed Neil Leyden as the Head of RTÉ.ie.  Prior to joining the national broadcaster, Leyden was senior product manager at Independent News & Media.

Leyden has extensive experience the digital industry having founded Calico Media and the International Digital Services Centre. He also acted as project advisor to WorldIrish.com and was the winner of the Your Country Your Call competition which was held back in 2010. He has also lectured in Trinity College and Dublin City University.

According to Muirne Laffan, managing director of RTÉ Digital, “RTÉ.ie is a vital part of RTÉ’s digital portfolio. It is crucial that RTÉ.ie be best-in-class, and that it demonstrates the very latest design-thinking, dynamic content creation and advanced technologies so that RTÉ can meet the needs of its digital audiences. We are excited that Neil is joining our team to drive growth and performance and to meet audience needs as they evolve. Neil has an interesting breadth of digital experience that will complement our existing skills.”

Muirne Laffan, Managing Director, RTÉ Digital, says: “RTÉ.ie is a vital part of RTÉ’s digital portfolio. It is crucial that RTÉ.ie be best-in-class, and that it demonstrates the very latest design-thinking, dynamic content creation and advanced technologies so that RTÉ can meet the needs of its digital audiences. We are excited that Neil is joining our team to drive growth and performance and to meet audience needs as they evolve. Neil has an interesting breadth of digital experience that will complement our existing skills.”

“I am delighted with this opportunity to join the number one media website in Ireland and build on the fantastic work already done by the RTE.ie team. As more and more people connect online and on mobile devices, RTE.ie is increasingly playing a pivotal role in the lives of Irish people, home and abroad, in much the same way as RTÉ radio and television, and  has become part of the fabric of Irish life. All my working life has been in the digital arena, so it’s an honour and a privilege to join the premier national online platform,” says Leyden.