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McKenzie joins Ofcom Content Board

September 18, 2013

By Colin Mann

Former BSkyB senior executive and LOVEFiLM Group Digital Officer Lesley McKenzie is one of three new appointments to the Content Board of UK regulator Ofcom.

The Content Board is the committee of the main Ofcom Board with delegated responsibility for TV and radio content issues, including setting and enforcing quality and standards. It includes members who represent each of the four nations of the UK.

McKenzie, currently Chief Operating Officer for Engage Sports Media, a digital production studio specialising in sports programming and distribution, is joined by Andrew Chitty and Andrew Colman. Chitty is the founder and Executive Director of Digital Life Sciences, which uses online technologies to deliver better healthcare services, while Colman served for 13 years as Head of News & Current Affairs for BBC Northern Ireland and as a member of its senior management board. He has extensive experience of radio and television production.

Tim Gardam, Chairman of the Content Board and a Member of the Ofcom Board, said: “I am delighted that we have three experienced individuals joining the Content Board. As we face the increasing challenge of content being delivered to people over a variety of platforms, I am confident that they will make a valuable contribution to the important work we have to do to ensure that standards and quality on television and radio are maintained.”

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