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Richard Waghorn


Richard Waghorn joined RTÉ in February 2012 as Chief Technology Officer(CTO). Prior to this role he had been CTO with the South African Broadcasting Corporation and was responsible for leading the broadcaster’s migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television. Richard completed an MBA at Henley Management College in Reading, England, and holds a First Class honours degree in Public Media and Geography from the University of Leeds. Before moving to SAFC he spent over 10 years with the BBC as Controller of Distribution. Here he led the preparations for the UK’s digital switchover, as well as serving as the project manager for the launch of Freeview, the UK’s successful Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) platform. He was also a board director of Freesat, the free-to-air satellite television platform, from its inception in 2008.