Lord Puttnam was delighted to be awarded an RDS Honorary Life Membership on Thursday 29th June for his contribution to the development and implementation of the Irish Government’s National Digital Strategy. Lord Puttnam was appointed Ireland’s Digital Champion in 2012 and has long been dedicated to the digitisation of rural communities, having been closely involved in the founding of The Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen. During his time as Digital Champion he also introduced the School’s Digital Champion Programme.
Other recipients of this year’s Honorary Membership were Third age founder Mary Nally and the founder of Strokestown Park, Jim Callery. The ceremony took place at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin. More information on the event can be found here.