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Michael Grade

MPs approve Grade Ofcom appointment

Lord Grade would bring considerable experience and knowledge of the media sector to the role of Ofcom Chair but may need to be supported with advice on social media and online safety to properly carry out the job, MPs have suggested. In a Report published following a pre-appointment hearing with the Government’s preferred candidate on […]

April 1, 2022By Colin Mann

MPs to question Grade

Lord Michael Grade will appear before the Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) Committee of the UK House of Commons on March 31st for pre-appointment scrutiny following the Government’s announcement that he is the preferred candidate for the post of Ofcom Chair. He has been announced as the DCMS’s candidate more than two years after […]

March 28, 2022By Colin Mann

Grade set for Ofcom chair

Michael Grade is the government’s preferred candidate for the Ofcom chair, the UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has announced. Lord Grade has had a long career in broadcasting, encompassing London Weekend Television, the BBC, ITV, as well as over nine years as Chief Executive of Channel Four Television. In May 2004 he was appointed Chairman […]

March 25, 2022By Colin Mann

Grade considers C4 bid

Veteran TV executive Lord (Michael) Grade, a former chief executive of Channel 4, is reported to be considering a bid for the UK public service broadcaster, which has effectively been put up for sale by the government. He has also served as chairman of the BBC and executive chairman of ITV. Grade is chairman of […]

October 25, 2021By Colin Mann