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Elizabeth Denham, next Information Commissioner

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has confirmed Elizabeth Denham as the Government’s preferred candidate to become the UK’s next Information Commissioner. Subject to a pre-scrutiny hearing by the Culture, Media and Sports Select Committee and final approval from Her Majesty The Queen, Ms Denham will take over from current incumbent Christopher Graham in summer 2016. Ms Denham is currently… Read More »

Prime Minister creates digital taskforce

The Digital Economy Unit moves fully into the Department of Culutre, Media and Sports (DCMS) as the Prime Minister creates a dedicated taskforce on digital to be chaired by the Minster Ed Vaizey. The unit will still work closely with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) though Ed Vaizey, whose position remains a joint ministerial post… Read More »

3 Trustees for Royal Museums Greenwich

The Prime Minister today (18th February 2015) announced the appointment of three trustees – Alison Bashford, Jeremy Penn and Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope -for the Royal Museums Greenwich. Alison Bashford is Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Jesus College. Previously she researched and taught history at Harvard University… Read More »

Prime Minister appoints Chairman of the Science Museum Group

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid announced the appointment by the Prime Minister of Dame Mary Archer DBE as Chair of the Science Museum Group for a term of four years from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2018. The Science Museum Group is devoted to the history and contemporary practice of science, medicine, technology, industry and media. With 5… Read More »

Culture Secretary reappoints BBC Trust member for Scotland

Bill Matthews has been reappointed as BBC Trustee for Scotland for the period 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2016. An engineer by training, Bill spent over 20 years in the private sector in marketing and operations roles for large and small companies in the electronics market, mainly in Scotland. He then decided to contribute his business expertise… Read More »

Government hosts national conference on Women’s Sport

Sports Minister Helen Grant and Women in Sport, formerly the Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation, yesterday welcomed over 300 leading names from sport, politics and the media at a new national conference to create a shared vision for women’s sport. The brainchild of Helen Grant Transforming Sport: The Women’s Sport Conference will celebrate the progress made on women’s… Read More »