NEW COMPOSITION AS OF 15 May 2015
Celene Craig was elected as EPRA Chairperson at the 41st EPRA Meeting in Berne, on 15 May 2015. She has been active in the EPRA Board since June 2014.
Celene Craig is Deputy Chief Executive of BAI, since its establishment in 2009, in addition to having worked with its predecessors the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland and the Independent Radio and Television Commission.
A significant dimension of her work has been her involvement in the formulation and implementation of a range of broadcasting-related policies, including licensing, compliance and enforcement, transition to digital terrestrial television, media ownership and control, and codes and standards for broadcasting content. Over the past five years, she has had responsibility for the regulation of public service broadcasters, including the completion of a five-year review of public funding for the Irish public service broadcasters, RTÉ and TG4.
Celene is one of two Authority nominees to the BAI’s statutory Contract Awards Committee, which is responsible for the award of licences for broadcasting services and multiplex operations in the Irish State. More broadly, Ms. Craig’s role in the BAI also extends to matters of corporate governance and finance.
She is a graduate of the Kings Inns, Ireland, and the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).
Further to the EPRA Statutes, the Chairperson chairs the meetings and represents the EPRA in its external relations. He/she is also responsible for the agenda and the minutes of the meetings.
Mónica Ariño was re-elected as EPRA Vice-Chairperson at the 41st EPRA Meeting in Berne, on 15 May 2015. She has been active in the EPRA Board since May 2009.
Mónica Ariño joined Ofcom’s international team in January 2006. She has worked as a policy advisor in the areas of European content regulation, convergence, and consumer protection. On February 2011, she was appointed Director of International Affairs at Ofcom.
Mónica graduated in law at the Autónoma University (Madrid) and in 2005 obtained a PhD in law from the European University Institute (Florence). She has published widely and has been a visiting scholar at the Universities of Columbia and Oxford. Prior to joining Ofcom, Monica was a lecturer at Central European University (Budapest).
Johanna Fell was elected as EPRA Vice-Chairperson at the 41st EPRA Meeting in Berne, on 15 May 2015.
Johanna Fell works for the Bavarian regulatory authority for commercial broadcasting (BLM) in Munich. Following university where she studied English and Russian, she worked in England for various multilingual publications as a translator/editor from 1979 – 1986. After two years as deputy head of the translation department of a major German energy supplier, she joined the BLM in 1988. She is Assistant to the President, the European Representative of the BLM and has been involved with EPRA in this function since its second meeting.
She regularly participates in activities aiming at the build-up of media regulation in the newer democracies in Eastern Europe as an expert for the Council of Europe, the European Commission and the OSCE and co-operates with media regulators world-wide.
Damir Hajduk was re-elected as EPRA Vice-Chairperson at the 41st EPRA Meeting in Berne, on 15 May 2015. He has been active in the EPRA Board since May 2011.
Damir Hajduk graduated business economics at the Zagreb University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Damir's professional experience started with the global news agency Reuters, where he was in charge of media services promotion. Damir has been involved in a venture capital funded start-up project of a national cable TV network for seven years as a commercial director, during which he also founded the Croatian national cable TV Association.
Prior to his engagement at the Agency for Electronic Media on the position of Member of the Council at 2009, Damir Hajduk was working with the Croatian public service broadcaster (HRT) in the position of Deputy Manager.
Helena Mandić was re-elected as EPRA Vice-Chairperson at the 41st EPRA Meeting in Berne, on 15 May 2015. She has been active in the EPRA Board since May 2013.
A graduate from the Sarajevo Faculty of Law, Helena Mandić has worked in the CRA since its inception in 1998 where she was successively Head of Legal Department and Head of Division of Programme Standards, Complaints and Broadcasting Regulation. Helena participated in the work of expert groups drafting the BiH Press Code as well as laws on defamation, freedom of information and communications. She has also been a member of the team representing BiH in cases before the Human Rights Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
She represented BiH in the work of the Standing Committee for Transfrontier Television and chaired the meetings of the Executive Council of the European Audiovisual Observatory during the BiH Presidency. Helena is a co-author of "Media Law in BiH", a comprehensive overview of the media law framework in BiH.