JAMES NEISH APPOINTED NEW CEO OF GBC 

Staff June 23, 2022

James Neish has been appointed GBC’s CEO. He will take up his position on the 3rd of October.

James was a former Head of Radio Gibraltar is currently with the BBC as a Senior Journalist.

In a statement announcing the appointment, GBC says that the GBC Board led the recruitment process appointing a panel composed by the Chairman and two Board members who considered the applications, conducted the interviews and reported back to the Board. A shortlist of four candidates were invited for a second interview where they presented their vision for GBC.

GBC’s statement continued, “GBC’s Board Chairman, Pepe Caruana, says he’s thrilled to have secured someone of James’s calibre as GBC’s next CEO. He adds James Neish was already an outstanding journalist and broadcasting professional when he left the corporation in 2016 and the experience he has gained since, working for well-known broadcasters in the UK, including the BBC and Times Radio, made him the standout candidate for the role. Mr Caruana says the future CEO has a clear vision for the future of GBC which is aligned to the board’s view, and the skill sets to bring about change.

“For his part, James Neish says he hopes to continue to build a GBC that every Gibraltarian will be proud to call their local station, adding that in this fast-moving world the role of the local broadcaster remains as vital as ever. Mr Neish adds he is pleased the GBC board is backing a new, bold vision for the corporation, and looks forward to working with old and new colleagues to deliver it for audiences, who, he says, will always be at the heart of everything the corporation does. 

“He says, “I’m thrilled with the opportunity to combine my passion for Gibraltar and broadcasting in this exciting and challenging opportunity. I'm coming home and I can't wait to get to work."

“The Chief Minister has welcomed the appointment, saying that as the National Broadcaster, GBC is an important part of the local community. James, he says, will bring his energy, experience and expertise to GBC, adding he much looks forward to working with him for the benefit of the community.”

The New People congratulates James on his appointment!

 

 

 

  

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