Director of Transformation and Technology, RTÉ
Richard is Director of Transformation and Technology at Raidió Teilifís éireann (RTé), the public broadcaster in the Republic of Ireland. Since joining RTé five years ago, Richard has led the consolidation of RTé's technology operations into a single division and overseen the optimisation of the technology environment, including the build of a private cloud, the HD upgrade of studios and playout, and the digitisation of content and workflows with a new CMS and collaborative tools. Richard has recently taken on additional responsibilities to support transformation across the organisation. Richard is the product owner of Saorview, the free-to-air DTT platform in Ireland and has led the strategy and development of a new connected product, Saorview Connect. He is a Board Director of 2rn, RTé's broadcast transmission and communications network company, which provides services for a number of broadcast, telecoms, broadband and IoT customers. Prior to moving to Ireland, Richard was the Chief Technology Officer at the SABC in South Africa for three years. He led the Technology division which included all technology and operations for TV, radio and IT. Previously, Richard worked at the BBC. As Controller of Distribution he played a key role in the development of the UK digital switchover strategy and oversaw the implementation of the BBC's infrastructure to support the delivery of the switchover programme. Richard was a Board Director of Freesat, and in 2002 was the Project Manager for the launch of Freeview.