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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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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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