UPC Ireland has appointed Dana Strong as its new CEO. The current COO of AUSTAR will take up her post on May 1, 2011.
Strong is replacing Robert Dunn, who has been appointed as managing director, UPC Netherlands. She joined the Australian satellite pay-TV provider in 1999 as managing director of AUSTAR United Broadband and in 2001 was appointed group director, strategy, technology and infrastructure for AUSTAR Communications. She became COO in 2002.
UPC Ireland’s parent Liberty Global owns a 54% indirect majority share in AUSTAR.
Diederik Karsten, Managing Director European Broadband Operations of Liberty Global commented: “I am delighted to welcome Dana Strong to our European management team. Dana brings a wealth of experience gained over the years in her role in AUSTAR and this will be extremely valuable as UPC Ireland looks to extend its lead in the entertainment and communications sector.”
Strong has addressed major telecoms and technology conferences and events in Australia, Hong Kong and the US.