Ofcom, the media watchdog, has added two new members to its board, after the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) confirmed the appointment of Maggie Carver and Dr Angela Dean.
Carver is currently Chairman of the British Board of Film Classification and the Racecourse Association. Starting her career in investment banking, she has held a number of roles within the media industry – including sitting on the boards of ITN, Channel 5 and other organisations across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. She was previously Managing Director of Channel 4 Racing, and worked on establishing the ITV franchise Meridian Broadcasting.
Dean was a financial analyst of European communications and technology companies for almost 20 years. She was a managing director at investment bank Morgan Stanley, heading up its global technology research team; and also its Director for Socially Responsible Investment. She was previously a trustee of the Heritage Lottery Fund and a former member of the Museums, Archives and Libraries Council.
Dean is currently Chair of International House Trust, a leading independent language organisation. She is a member of Council of King’s College London, and a trustee of York Museums Trust.
Terry Burns, Ofcom Chairman, said: “I am delighted to welcome Maggie and Angela to the Ofcom Board. Their extensive experience, including in media and technology, will be a huge asset to Ofcom as we work to ensure people get the most from communications services. I look forward to working with them both.”