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Dee Forbes

Director general, RTÉ

Prior to taking up her role at RTÉ, Dee Forbes was based in London and worked for 27 years with broadcasters and advertising agency Young & Rubicam.

Most recently, she was president and managing director of Discovery Networks Northern Europe, leading a region that broadcast to more than 276m households each month.

Before joining Discovery in 2010, Dee led Turner Broadcasting’s business in the UK and Ireland, which consisted of seven entertainment channels, including Cartoon Network and TCM. She spent several years working at Turner in a variety of commercial management roles.

Dee is a former non-executive director of the board of The Irish Times and currently sits on the board of Munster Rugby. She is also a member of the Irish Advisory Board for UCD Business School, as well a founder and board member of the Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen, Co Cork.