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New additions to EBU board

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the organisation that represents European public broadcasters, has unveiled its new executive board line-up, with three new additions. 

The new board members are Gilles Marchand, Marko Filli and Tonio Portughese.

Marchand was named as the new director of Swiss pubcaster SRG SSR last month ahead of taking up his new role in October 2017.

Filli has served as director-general of RTV Slovenia since 2010, while Portughese hasbeen chair of Maltese pubcaster PBS since 2013.

Standing down from the board are Alexander Wrabetz of Austria’s ORF and Faïçal Rachid Laraïchi of Morocco’s SNRT.

The executive board will continue to be led by Jean-Paul Philippot of Belgium’s RTBF and Monica Maggioni of Italy’s Rai, who were elected earlier this year to serve as president and vice-president respectively for the 10-year term from 2017-27.

The 11-member executive board is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the EBU’s strategy and policies.