Ofcom has appointed Kevin Bakhurst, Ofcom’s Content and Media Policy Group Director, to its Board.
Bakhurst joined Ofcom in 2016 and has overseen work on content standards and policy, including taking on regulation of the BBC and preparations to become the regulator for video sharing platforms in the UK. He will join as an Executive Member of the Board from this month. He joined Ofcom from RTÉ, the public service broadcaster in the Republic of Ireland and before that had a long career at the BBC.
TerryBurns, Ofcom’s Chairman, said: “Kevin brings significant editorial experience, which will greatly benefit the Ofcom Board.”
Bakhurst added: “I’m looking forward to joining the Ofcom Board at a time when protecting audiences has never been more important.”