Orlaith Carmody is a Director of Mediatraining.ie, a communications and management consultancy she set up in1992 with Gavin Duffy, and a broadcaster, motivational speaker and media commentator. A Journalism graduate, she wrote for national newspapers and magazines before moving into broadcast news reporting/producing with LMFM and Century Radio, and later with RTÉ where she was a senior staff journalist throughout the nineties.
She was appointed to the Board of RTÉ by the Oireachtas Committee on Communications in December 2009, following public competition, to serve a five-year term; and in 2010, was a Screen Training Ireland bursary award winner and participant on the Entertainment Master Class, the international media development programme. Orlaith is a director of a number of SMEs in the areas of communications management and production, and joined the Board of the HRM Recruitment Group in 2011. She has an MA in Film and Television from DCU.