Wicklow’s Ardmore Studios unveils new CEO
Ardmore Studios and Troy Studios has appointed Elaine Geraghty as its new chief executive.
Ms Geraghty, currently CEO with Screen Producers Ireland, will join the Studios later this autumn.
The new studio boss has over 30 years’ experience in the audio-visual and media sector. She held a variety of senior management positions in Communicorp Group, The Sunday Tribune and 98FM. As CEO of Newstalk, she led the station from being a local Dublin radio station to securing its licence and to becoming Ireland’s first independent national talk radio broadcaster.
Joe Devine, Chairman of Ardmore Studios and Troy Studios, said of her appointment: “Elaine brings a wealth of media and business management acumen to her new role at an exciting time in the history of a global explosion in the demand for audio-visual content creation.
“She is a great fit for our Studios, as she understands the unique workings of the sector and has the skill sets needed for our business. Siún Ní Raghallaigh will remain as Executive Director with both Studios and will focus on overseeing, managing and delivering our expansion at Ardmore.”
Ardmore Studios is embarking on a major investment programme that will significantly increase its studio capacity, and deliver the highest standard of sound stages and support buildings to compete with the best in the world. The plan is to deliver three new sound stages to facilitate the ever increasing international demand for high quality sound stage space.
When complete, Ardmore Studios will comprise over 140,000 sq.ft of sound stages and some 120,000 sq.ft of support buildings on its Bray site. The strategy for redevelopment will significantly enhance the existing studio infrastructure ensuring the studios continue to attract high quality international and national productions into the future.
In the space of three years, Troy Studios has become a world renowned quality studio facility and Ireland’s largest studio all under one roof. It is home to international productions where the calibre of the facilities has helped consolidate Ireland on the international production location map.