The Executive Board

The Executive Board

The SRG SSR Executive Board comprises the Director General, the Director of Finance, the Director of Operations and the Directors of the four Enterprise Units RSI, RTR, RTS and SRF. 

The remit and authorities of the Director General and the Executive Board are laid down in the SRG SSR Organisational Regulations. As the most senior operational management body of the entire Group, the Executive Board draws up strategies for presentation to the Board of Directors, and coordinates the implementation of those strategies. At Group level, it ensures that the programming remit is fulfilled successfully and cost-effectively, deals with all important business and acts as a coordinating and consultative body so that all of the individual units, including General Management, work together in the interests of the Enterprise as a whole.

The Executive Board is headed by the Director General, who is responsible for the business operations of the entire Enterprise, overall station and channel management, and the attainment of the Enterprise's objectives. The Director General creates suitable management instruments and ensures that they are applied. If the Executive Board is unable to reach agreement on a matter, the ultimate decision rests with the Director General.


Gilles Marchand, Director General

Marco Derighetti, Director of Operations

Beat Grossenbacher, Director of Finance and Controlling

Maurizio Canetta, Director of Radiotelevisione svizzera

Ladina Heimgartner, Director of Radiotelevisiun Svizra Rumantscha

Pascal Crittin, Director of Radio Télévision Suisse

Ruedi Matter, Director of Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen


Walter Bachmann, secretary general