THE newly appointed CEO of Gibraltar Cultural Services (GCS) has said he is determined to protect the Rock’s heritage.

Seamus Byrne has taken over the role following the retirement of Yvette Zarb Bensusan.

He has extensive experience working for the GCS, having previously acted as its Events Director and also as the PA to the Mayor.

“Culture has been a very integral part of my life since an early age,” Byrne told the Gibraltar Olive Press.

“I will continue to work hard to ensure we create a cultural development and education product that will create the cultural heritage and youth leaders of tomorrow.

“We need to invest in young people, promote our multi-culturalism and our cultural heritage, maintain our cultural facilities and invest in new ones too.

“I also want to work hard to try and bring culture in parity with sports.”