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Hodgson takes Ofcom Chair

December 19, 2013

By Colin Mann

Ofcom_Annual Report_AD5224 Final 6.inddThe UK Government has named veteran broadcasting regulator Dame Patricia Hodgson as the next Chairman of comms watchdog Ofcom.

This follows the Culture, Media and Sport Committee pre-appointment hearing with Hodgson on December 17th and the confirmation from Secretary of State Maria Miller on the appointment.

Hodgson will replace current Ofcom Chairman Colette Bowe when she steps down at the end of March 2014 after serving her full term.

Hodgson joined the Ofcom Board in July 2011 and became Deputy Chairman on 1 January 2012 for a three-year term.

Having begun her career as a producer and journalist, she was Director of Policy and Planning at the BBC from 1993 to 2000, where she was responsible for Charter and licence renegotiations and for project managing the BBC’s switch to digital. From 2000 to the end of 2003, she was Chief Executive of the Independent Television Commission. She was a Member of the BBC Trust from its inception until June 2011.

Hodgson is Chairman of Ofcom’s Remuneration Committee, a member of the Risk and Audit Committee, Nations Committee and Nominations Committee. She has special non-executive responsibility for spectrum issues.


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