CHIEF Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Communications Network (NCN) Molly Hassan yesterday resigned as the State-owned company embarks on a rebranding process to improve the quality of output for both radio and television.The new Board of Directors chaired by Bish Panday accepted her resignation after receiving notice. The board was installed September last.
Hassan did not give a reason for the sudden resignation or what other avenues she would be pursuing. She was the company’s first female CEO, having been appointed in 2014 by the then People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) administration.
Before taking up the CEO post, Hassan served as Marketing Director at Courts Guyana. She has several years of practice in the marketing and business developmental fields.
“The strategic direction now set has necessitated several changes. This includes changes at the administrative level of the organisation based on revised terms of reference and competencies for the new structure,” said NCN in a statement.
Meanwhile, NCN’s Human Resource Manager, Daren Khan has also resigned.
A report to the board stated that management had failed to obtain police clearance and written references from the Human Resources Manager in light of certain details contained in his CV.
NCN also announced that several other positions including those of CEO, Human Resources, ICT, Engineering and Programming have been rationalised, and noted that it wants new voices, faces and ideas to help the rebranding process.
“There has been an intense and ongoing review of both the current programmes, systems, staff and technical facilities. In addition to internal work being done on re-branding, re-programming, training and creating a new content culture, a nationwide call is currently out for announcers, producers and fresh programme ideas,” the State broadcaster said in a statement.
It also is likely to invest heavily in new technologies to create the changes it envisioned.
“Several urgent needs in the area of physical space, telecommunications infrastructure, training, management and equipment have been identified. The board has been vigorously pursuing resources to rectify these problems and intends to continue this process in 2016,” NCN said.