Less than 12 months after his appointment, George Dixon has left his role as Channel Controller with RTE for a position with the BBC.
Dixon, who moved to RTE last March following two successful years with Channel Four, has overseen a very successful period for RTE One.
One of the chief successes of the past 12 months was the latest series of hit show Love/Hate with the final episode of Stuart Carolan's gangland show gleaning 1,117,000 viewers.
Mr Dixon was previously Head of Scheduling at BBC Vision for five years, leading the channel management team responsible for BBC ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, Daytime and HD.
With specific responsibility for the scheduling strategy for BBC ONE, he was instrumental to the strategy that saw BBC ONE overtake ITV1 as the UK’s most popular peak-time channel for the first time in its history.
RTE are expected to advertise the Channel Controller position in the coming week with the view to finding a replacement as soon as possible.