New Chief Executive Appointed at Communications Commission

Published On:Friday, June 15, 2018

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The Isle of Man Communications Commission is to have new a CEO, Mr Ivan Kiely. This follows the retirement of Dr Carmel McLaughlin who had held the post since 2008. Mr Kiely currently holds a senior position at ComReg, the Telecommunications Regulator in Ireland.

The Communications Commission is a Statutory Board of Tynwald. It is responsible for regulating the Island’s telecommunications and broadcasting industries. Mr Kiely brings a wealth of experience to the role, having worked at a senior level at ComReg. He will take up his post on the 2nd July and is moving to the Island with his young family.  

Hon Bill Malarkey, MHK, Chairman of the Commission, commented, “We are delighted that Mr Kiely is joining us. He has invaluable regulatory and spectrum management experience.   This is a very exciting time for the Commission not only with the advent of the new Communications Bill but also the fact that telecommunications is a stated priority for this administration’s programme and Mr Kiely’s background will mean that he is able to steer a course which benefits the whole of the Island’s community.”

Mr Kiely, who was born in Dublin, was educated at the Maynooth University and University College Cork.

Mr Kiely said “I am thrilled to be joining the Communications Commission at this exciting time, particularly due to the challenge of ensuring effective regulation facilitates the roll out of new technologies which will ultimately benefit all consumers. I look forward to seeing the Island emerge as a leader and innovator in utilising this fast-moving, innovative industry and the potential benefits it presents for a small community with an international profile”.