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Marion Sinclair appointed to MG ALBA board

10/05/2019

Marion Sinclair appointed to MG ALBA board Add to Your Pages

09 May 2019

Ofcom has today announced the appointment of Marion Sinclair to the board of MG ALBA, the body responsible for ensuring that high-quality television programmes in Gaelic are made available to people in Scotland.

Ofcom's recommendation for the appointment has been agreed by John Swinney MSP, Scotland's Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills. This follows an independent selection process by Ofcom in Scotland.

Marion has been appointed for four years and will take up the role on 1 June 2019.

Marion was nominated for appointment by the BBC. She is currently the Chief Executive of Publishing Scotland, the development body for the book publishing industry and a registered charity.

Marion has worked in the publishing sector for more than 30 years, as an academic and award-winning publisher. She has been in her current post for 10 years. Her particular focus is business development in creative companies and internationalisation.

A native of the Isle of Barra, Marion lives and works in Edinburgh where she assists on a number of boards and committees including Comhairle nan Leabhraichean, Literature Alliance Scotland and Sabhal Mor Ostaig Library advisory committee.

Allan MacDonald, MG ALBA chairman, said: I am delighted to welcome Marion to the MG ALBA board, and I know her executive and non-executive experience will be invaluable at a time when there are many strategic challenges to be faced. There has been a huge proliferation of content sources for people to choose from in recent years particularly for young people, and along with our BBC partners, we need to establish BBC ALBA clearly and distinctively in the future media landscape.

John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister of Scotland and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, said: I welcome the appointment of Marion Sinclair to the board of MG ALBA. This is an important appointment at a challenging time for broadcasting and for BBC ALBA. Marion brings extensive experience and a wide range of relevant skills from her roles as a senior executive and non-executive director within the broadcasting environment and cultural industry. This background will be of great benefit to MG ALBA as it continues to operate in partnership with the BBC and to provide high-quality and innovative content for audiences in Scotland.

NOTES TO EDITORS1. Under the Communications Act 2003, the remit of MG ALBA (the operating name of Seirbheis nam Meadhanan G idhlig, or Gaelic Media Service) is to ensure that a wide and diverse range of high-quality television programmes in Gaelic are made available to people in Scotland.

2. As outlined in section 209(5)(a) of the Communications Act 2003, MG ALBA board members must include a member nominated by the BBC.

3. The appointment is a result of a recruitment process that included an independent assessor. Following the passage of the Scotland Act 2016, the power to approve Ofcom appointments to the board of MG ALBA now rests solely with Scottish Ministers. Further information about appointments to the Board of MG ALBA can be found in the Memorandum of Understanding between the UK Government, Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament and Ofcom.

Marion Nic na Ce rdaich air a suidheachadh air b rd MG ALBA

Tha Ofcom an-diugh air ainmeachadh gu bheil Marion Nic na Ce rdaich air a bhith air a suidheachadh air b rd MG ALBA, am buidheann a tha an urra ri bhith a' d anamh cinnteach gu bheil programan telebhisean G idhlig de dh' rd-ch ileachd rim faotainn do dhaoine ann an Alba.

Chaidh moladh Ofcom airson an t-suidheachaidh aontachadh le John Swinney BPA, Leas Phr omh Mhinistear na h-Alba agus R naire a' Chaibineit airson Foghlam agus Sgilean. Bha seo a' leantainn pr iseas taghaidh neo-eisimeileach a rinneadh le Ofcom ann an Alba.

Tha Marion air a bhith air a suidheachadh airson teirm ceithir bliadhna, a' t iseachadh air 1 gmhios 2019.

Chaidh Marion a h-ainmeachadh airson a bhith air a suidheachadh leis a' BhBC. Aig an m a tha an l thair is i ceannard Foillseachadh Alba, am buidheann leasachaidh airson gn omhachas foillseachadh leabhraichean ann an Alba agus a tha cl raichte mar charthannas.

Tha Marion air a bhith ag obair san earrann foillseachaidh o chionn 30 bliadhna, an s s ann an sgoilearachd agus na foillsichear a bhuannaich duaisean. Tha i air a bhith san dreuchd seo o chionn 10 bliadhna. Is e a cuimse sh nraichte leasachadh gn omhachais a thaobh companaidhean cruthachail agus obair eadar-n iseanachaidh.

Buinidh Marion do Eilean Bharraigh, agus tha i a' fuireach agus ag obair ann an D n ideann, far a bheil i a' toirt taic do ghrunnan bh rd agus chomataidh, nam measg Comhairle nan Leabhraichean, Caidreachas Litreachas Alba agus comataidh comhairleachaidh Leabharlann Sabhal M r Ostaig.

Thuirt Ailean D mhnallach, cathraiche MG ALBA: Tha mi air leth toilichte f ilte a chur air Marion gu b rd MG ALBA, agus tha fios agam gum bi an t-e las a tha aice ann an suidheachadh gn omhach agus neo-ghn omhach f or luachmhor aig m an uair a tha m ran dh bhlain ro-innleachdach romhainn. Tha farsaingeachd mh r de th san susbaint air a bhith ann sna beagan bhliadhnaichean a chaidh seachad bhom faodar taghadh a dh anamh gu h- raidh do dhaoine ga, agus an co-bhoinn ri ar com-p irtichean aig a' BhBC, feumaidh sinn BBC ALBA a st idheachadh gu soilleir agus gu so-aithnichte ann an sealladh-t re nam meadhanan san m ri teachd.

Thuirt Iain Swinney, Leas Phr omh Mhinistear na h-Alba: Tha mi a' cur f ilte air Marion Nic na Ce rdaich a bhith air a suidheachadh air B rd MG ALBA. Is e suidheachadh cudromach a tha seo aig m a tha d bhlanach do chraoladh agus do BhBC ALBA.

Tha Marion a' toirt m ran e lais agus raon farsaing de sgilean iomchaidh na cois bho na dreuchda
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