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Richard Waghorn

Chief Technology Officer at RTE

Profile

Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) is the national public broadcaster in Ireland. As Chief Technology Officer Richard is responsible for setting the technology strategy, and for directing and controlling the delivery of technology that supports RTÉ’s overall strategic objectives. In addition, Richard manages the free to air television platform Saorview (in 43% of Irish homes) and is a Board Director of 2rn, RTÉ's transmission company. Prior to moving to Ireland, Richard was the Chief Technology Officer at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) where he led the Technology division which included television facilities, radio facilities, broadcast, distribution and IT business units. Before moving to South Africa, Richard worked at the BBC, latterly as Controller of Distribution.