Changes at Highland Radio as Shaun Doherty steps down as MD

Changes at Highland Radio as Shaun Doherty steps down as MD
Shaun Doherty has stepped down as Managing Director of Highland Radio, the station has confirmed.

Shaun Doherty has stepped down as Managing Director of Highland Radio, the station has confirmed.

He is to be replaced by Highland’s Commercial Director and Board Member, Fionnuala Rabbitt. She will take over the role as Managing Director responsible for the day to day running of the station, effective from January 5th, subject to BAI approval.

In a statement issued today, Highland Radio said the announcement follows Shaun Doherty’s decision to step down as Managing Director to focus primarily on developing his programme, The Shaun Doherty Show, while pursuing other interests.

“The station welcomes Shaun’s new position as Programme Consultant for Highland Radio, he will also continue to be a valued member of the station’s board of directors,” the statement read.

As Managing Director of Highland Radio since June 2013, Shaun successfully navigated the station through renewal of its commercial license from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland in June 2014.

According to Mr. Doherty: “My commitment to Highland Radio is as strong as ever. I welcome this opportunity to focus my energy and passion on The Shaun Doherty Show and our programming. For the past six years, Fionnuala and myself have enjoyed a strong working relationship and I wish her every success in her new role.”

Fionnuala Rabbitt, 43, brings 12 years experience of working in local radio to the position of Managing Director. She has served as a director of Highland Radio since 2008 and holds a degree in Public & Social Policy as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Management.