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Maggie Cunningham to step down as MG ALBA chair

19 June 2018

Maggie Cunningham to step down as MG ALBA chair

MG ALBA’s chair Maggie Cunningham has announced her resignation, effective 30 September 2018.

Ms Cunningham who has served as chairperson for the last 6 years, will be taking up a role as member for Scotland on Ofcom’s Content Board.

Maggie Cunningham said:

“Since my appointment in 2012 it has been a privilege and a pleasure to serve as chair of MG ALBA and I pay tribute to the hard work of my fellow board members and staff during that time.

“This is a very interesting time for all media and as the prospective Ofcom Content Board member for Scotland I will look forward very much to seeing BBC ALBA continue to progress and develop in the coming years”.

The new chair of MG ALBA will be appointed by Ofcom following a recruitment process. The appointment is subject to approval by Scottish Ministers.

Chief executive Donald Campbell added:

“I would like to thank Maggie for her support and leadership as MG ALBA’s chair over her term with us. She has provided wise counsel in leading MG ALBA during a period of significant change.

“The evolving nature of the media industry means that change will continue to be a constant, and we look forward to the next phase of our journey with a confidence based in no short measure on foundations put in place during Maggie’s tenure.”

Click here to read more about Maggie Cunningham’s appointment to Ofcom’s Content Board.