Tim Gardam was appointed to the Ofcom Board on 1 January 2008 for an initial three year term. He was reappointed on 27 October 2009 to serve a second three year term, and on 4 December 2012 his term was extended by a further year to conclude on 31 December 2014.
Tim joined the Content Board with effect from 21 July 2009. He was appointed Chairman of the Content Board with effect from 1 January 2012. He is Chairman of the Broadcast Licensing Committee, Chairman of the Election Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee and the Remuneration Committee.
Tim Gardam has been the Principal of St Anne's College, Oxford since 2004.
Tim had a 25 year career in broadcasting starting at the BBC where he was editor of Panorama and Newsnight before becoming Head of Current Affairs and Weekly News.
He was a part of the first senior management team at Five and was Director of Programmes at Channel Four. He was the author of the DCMS Review of BBC Digital Radio Services in 2004, a member of Lord Burns' Advisory Panel on the BBC Charter Review and a Director of SMG plc from 2005-7. He established and is now Chair of Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University.