Celene Craig is Chief Executive Officer of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), having taken up the post in June 2021. Prior to this appointment, she held the role of Deputy Chief Executive with the Authority since its establishment in 2009. With over 30 years’ experience in media regulation, she also worked with the BAI’s predecessors, the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) and the Independent Radio and Television Commission (IRTC).
In her current role as Chief Executive, Ms Craig is leading the transition of the BAI into the new statutory Irish media regulator, Coimisiún na Meán, which will have responsibility for the regulation of broadcasting and on demand services, as well as for the regulation of harmful content on online platforms. The formulation and review of a wide range of broadcasting and media-related policies (including the regulation of harmful online content) and advising on the implementation of legislative and policy changes in the audiovisual field at national and European levels, have been significant dimensions of her work to date and are particularly relevant to her current role.
Since 2020, Ms. Craig has been a member of the board of the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA), an advisory body to the European Commission. From 2015-2019, she chaired the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA) and is an active participant in a range of national, European, and global fora on legislative and regulatory matters in the broadcasting and online fields.