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David Clementi appointed BBC chair

The UK government has appointed former deputy governor of the Bank of England David Clementi as the next chair of state-owned pubcaster BBC, replacing Rona Fairhead who stepped down from the post in ...
January 10, 2017

The UK government has appointed former deputy governor of the Bank of England David Clementi as the next chair of state-owned pubcaster BBC, replacing Rona Fairhead who stepped down from the post in September.

Former government official Deirdre Hutton and John Makinson, chair of paperback publisher Penguin Random House, were also shortlisted as potential candidates.

Clementi last year oversaw a review process of the way in which the UK pubcaster was governed, bringing about the recommendation that the BBC Trust – the BBC’s current governing body – would be replaced by external media and telecommunications regulator Ofcom, which will handle investigations and editorial complaints.

“I am delighted that Sir David Clementi has been announced as the preferred candidate. I am really looking forward to working with him,” said Tony Hall, director-general of the BBC, in a statement.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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