Wednesday 17 January 2018

ComReg boss sent back to study on three-week €13,000 Harvard course

Nick Webb

Nick Webb

IRISH telecoms regulator ComReg is sending its chairman Alex Chisholm off to the manicured lawns of Harvard to study on a €13,132 three-week management course.

"The cost has been met by ComReg as part of the organisation's commitment to training and development," according to the State regulator.

Chisholm will attend Harvard Kennedy School to participate in the Senior Managers in Government programme.

ComReg is in the process of rolling out an auction for the valuable 4G licenses to mobile phone operators. Chisholm's absence at Harvard will not affect the timetable, according to the regulator.

"ComReg is proceeding according to the plan and timetable," said the quango.

Previously it had been reported that the auctions would be completed by the end of this month.

ComReg is funded by the communications industry but passes its surplus on to government coffers, with €25.4m going to the central fund in 2010. It cost almost €23m to run in 2010, according to the latest annual report.

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