Irish national film body Screen Ireland has named Désirée Finnegan as its new chief executive.
She replaces James Hickey, who in January announced he was stepping down after eight years in the role. Hickey will remain in situ until August, when Finnegan will take up the role.
Finnegan joins from Warner Bros where she was senior vice president, theatrical marketing and publicity Emea. She has been at the studio for 15 years and was previously based at its HQ in California where she was senior vice president, international publicity. During her time at