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The CDN has today confirmed that John McVay, Chief Executive of Pact, is to take on the new role of chair of the CDN Board for the next two years, as ITV’s tenure as chair of the CDN comes to a close.

John McVay, Chief Executive of Pact, said: ”I am very excited to become the new Chair of the CDN Board. It’s a great opportunity and a very significant one, as it’s the first time that a member of Pact has chaired the CDN.

“My main focus will be to build on all the great work that the CDN has achieved under Adam Crozier’s tenure, and support the new CDN Executives to further energise the work of the CDN and its members, in order to deliver our shared commitments to an even more diverse and successful industry.”

As the CDN moves to a Permanent Executive model in 2015, McVay will chair the CDN Board, which will govern the CDN, and will assume ultimate responsibility for its strategic direction.

In a change from previous years, a permanent executive team, once appointed, will manage the implementation of the CDN Strategy going forward.

The CDN Permanent Executive will be made up of three permanent roles: Executive Director, Manager and Administrator. The Executive Director (ED) will lead the CDN organisation and drive delivery of the strategy.

The Executive Director will be accountable to the CDN Board as a whole, and will report to the chair, with recruitment underway to appoint this role.