Tag Archives: ofcom

New Board appointments for Ofcom

The Scottish Ministers today (1st February 2018) appointed Bob Downes as the first Ofcom Board Member for Scotland. This follows the appointment of Tim Suter as a new Ofcom Board Member on 29th September 2017. Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries. As Ofcom is a UK-wide public body, the appointment is… Read More »

Mayor calls on Ofcom to address lack of diversity

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called on broadcasting regulator Ofcom to adopt new measures to improve the current lack of diversity in the UK’s broadcasting industry. In a letter to Sharon White, Chief Executive of broadcasting regulator Ofcom, Sadiq Khan sets out proposals to ensure better BAME diversity both on and off-screen. Chief Executive of Ofcom… Read More »

Diversity of UK television industry revealed

Ofcom’s report, Diversity and equal opportunities in television, published on 15th September 2017 uncovers the diversity challenge facing the TV industry.  The Ofcom study finds that women, ethnic-minority groups and disabled people are all under-represented in the industry and that broadcasters need to widen the range of talent working on and off screen. Too many people from minority… Read More »

Ofcom announces new board member for MG ALBA

Ofcom yesterday (26th August 2015) announced the appointment of Iain Stephen Morrison to the board of MG ALBA, the body responsible for funding Gaelic-language TV programmes in Scotland. He was nominated for appointment by Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the principal public body in Scotland responsible for promoting Gaelic development and providing advice to Scottish Ministers on Gaelic issues. Mr… Read More »

Ofcom Board appoints Sharon White as Chief Executive

The Ofcom Board yesterday (16th December 2014) announced the appointment of Sharon White as Chief Executive. Sharon replaces Ed Richards, who will step down as Chief Executive at the end of December 2014 after leading the organisation for eight years. Sharon will join Ofcom in late March 2015 from HM Treasury, where she is Second Permanent Secretary. In… Read More »

Three new members appointed to Ofcom’s Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland

Ofcom yesterday announced the appointments of three new members to the Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland. Fiona Boyle, Paul Wilson and Sharon O’Connor will take up their positions on 1 September 2014. Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications, wireless communications and postal services. The Advisory… Read More »

3 new members & 3 reappointments for Ofcom Board

Sajid Javid has appointed The Baroness Noakes DBE as the Deputy Chair, and Stephen Hill and Graham Mather as Board Members for Ofcom, each for a term of 4 years. Baroness Noakes and Graham Mather will take up their roles on 1 June 2014, and Stephen Hill will begin on 1 October 2014. Dame Lynne Brindley DBE has… Read More »

Ofcom appoints new members to the Advisory Committee for Scotland

Ofcom yesterday (27th February 2013) announced the appointment of Liza Leonard and Ian Mckay as new members of the Advisory Committee for Scotland.  Ofcom has established an advisory committee for each nation of the UK. These committees offer information and advice to Ofcom on aspects of its work, and of communications in general, which are of particular importance… Read More »