Geraldine O’Leary, group head of commercial RTÉ was named as the 2018 Media Hero at the annual Media Awards which were held in the Clayton Burlington Hotel in Dublin last night.
The Media Hero Award is given to somebody within the media industry who has displayed a life-long passion and commitment to the industry. Geraldine began her media career as media manager with DDFH&B back in 1985 after which she joined Saatchi & Saatchi as media director in 1990. In 2002, she then joined RTÉ as commercial director of RTÉ Television, a position she held up until recently when, in January 2018, she was promoted to Group Head of Commercial.
The annual Media Hero Award is sponsored by The Sunday Business Post and when making the announcement, Siobhan Lennon CEO of The Sunday Business Post said: “The Sunday Business Post is again delighted to sponsor the Media Hero award. This year it gives me great pleasure to present the 2018 award to the newly appointed Group Head Commercial of RTE, Geraldine O’Leary The award is a recognition of the outstanding contribution Geraldine has made to the media industry and this recent promotion is testament to Geraldine’s hard work, focus, determination and dedication. “