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BSkyB names Sky Ireland chief

Pay TV operator BSkyB has named JD Buckley as managing director of its operations in the Republic of Ireland.

Buckley, who will report to Sky’s sales and marketing group managing director Stephen van Rooyen, is joining the group after operating his own business consultancy. He was previously CEO of the Cayman Islands and subsequently the North Caribbean region for mobile operator Digicel.

Sky plans to open a new call centre in the Irish capital Dublin this summer, with 800 new jobs.