Newstalk has today announced the appointment of Tim Collins as CEO of Newstalk, subject to the normal regulatory approvals. Tim is currently the CEO of Ocean FM and is a consultant to Northern Media Group. He is also a long standing Director of the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland.
Tim has worked in media since 2004 and led the bid for Ocean FM’s licence in 2004. He was instrumental in establishing River Media newspapers and Northern Media Group. A qualified doctor and barrister, Tim worked at RTE in the late 80’s before becoming a political advisor. He later joined Drury Communications as Head of Public Affairs and Project Management.
Commenting on the appointment, Gervaise Slowey, Chief Executive of Communicorp Group said, “We are delighted that Tim is joining Newstalk at such a significant time for our business. Tim brings his considerable experience in media, broadcasting and politics to the role, which will be invaluable as our station continues to grow its audience. He has lead Ocean FM with great skill for the last ten years and his business experience and drive will be of great benefit to Newstalk”.
Tim will begin his new role with Newstalk on the 4th of January 2016.