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Steve Morrison and Dr Ashley Steel have been confirmed as the first board members of the BBC’s new governing body.
The BBC Unitary Board, which will take over from the BBC Trust, will come into effect next month following plans laid out in the recent Government charter.
Morrison will stand in as the board member for Scotland. He is the co-founder of Chrysalis TV, which later became All3Media, and was also the chief executive of Granada before retiring. Steel, a former vice chairman at professional services firm KPMG, will take the post for England.
The full board, led by Sir David Clementi, will consist of 14 members and will be responsible for governing the broadcaster, while Ofcom will act as regulator.
Clementi commented: “I’m delighted that Ashley and Steve will be joining the board of the BBC and am really looking forward to working with them. Their experience will be a great asset to the board.”