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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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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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