Ofcom Board

25 June 2010

Ofcom's main decision-making body is the Board, which provides strategic direction for the organisation.

It has a Non-Executive Chairman, Executive Directors (including the Chief Executive), and Non-Executive Directors.

The Executive runs the organisation and answers to the Board.

The Ofcom Board meets at least once a month (with the exception of August). Agendas, summary, notes and minutes are published regularly on the Ofcom website.

Historically, the regulatory regimes for broadcasting, telecommunications and spectrum management have encompassed a broad range of governance models.

These have included oversight by Government-appointed Commission, by Director-General and by Government Agency.

Ofcom's governance structure is different. It is based upon a model which is familiar to the commercial sector but which marks a departure from the past.

Ofcom has a Board with a Chairman and both executive and non-executive members. The Executive runs the organisation and answers to the Board, while the work of both Board and Executive is informed by the contribution of a number of advisory bodies.

The Ofcom Board provides strategic direction for Ofcom. It is the main statutory instrument of regulation with a fundamental role in the effective implementation of the Communications Act 2003.

The Board is chaired by Patricia Hodgson. Its membership is published. There are up to nine additional members, including the Chief Executive of Ofcom and up to three members of the Executive.

The Ofcom Board meets at least once a month (with the exception of August). Agendas and notes of meetings are published regularly on the Ofcom website.

The Board has a central governance function, with oversight over the fulfilment of Ofcom's general duties and specific statutory responsibilities as well as its adherence to the ethos of a public service organisation. The Board also has oversight of Ofcom's overall funding and expenditure.

The Board acts on a collective basis. As the body charged with governing Ofcom's strategic direction, the Board has agreed that its members will abide by the following principles:

  1. The Board will operate on the principles of collective responsibility, support and respect.
  2. Board members should have access to all the information necessary to ensure vigorous debate and effective decision-making.
  3. In all situations, all Board members will be deemed to have agreed with all decisions.
  4. External pressure will not alter Board processes except for potential timelines.
  5. Board members' behaviour in response to decisions is required to be the same inside and outside Ofcom.
  6. Minority views will not be made public internally or externally.
  7. Nominated Board members (other than those who disagreed with a decision) may be required to explain and articulate specific decisions.
  8. If a Board member resigns he or she may state the basis for the disagreement, but may not publicly rehearse the arguments of other Board members.

The Board provides strategic direction for the performance of Ofcom’s regulatory functions by reference to its statutory duties and has overall responsibility for financial and operational matters.

The Board may take any decision it considers it is appropriate to be taken by the Board notwithstanding the delegations approved by the Board through the Delegations Framework. The delegations in the delegations framework are also subject to the reservation of the following matters to the Board:

a) approval of Ofcom's annual budget, overall financial policy and Financial Authorities Framework;

b) approval of Ofcom's annual report and accounts;

c) approval of any contract value in excess of £5,000,000;

d) approval of Ofcom's annual plan, long term objectives and overall strategic policy framework;

e) undertaking a formal regular review of the Board’s own performance and that of Board committees;

f) approval of terms of reference of Board committees;

g) approval of appointments and remuneration of Non-Executive members to Board committees;

h) Approval of appointments of non-executive members of the Channel Four Board (subject to the formal approval of the Secretary of State) and decisions as to the number of members of the Channel Four Board; and

i) Decisions concerning appointments to MG Alba (the Gaelic Media Service)

Approved by the Ofcom Board, 24 May 2016

The Board is scheduled to meet on the following dates. (Meetings to be held at Ofcom's offices in London unless otherwise indicated.)

2017

17 January 2017

22 February 2017

9 March 2017

14 March 2017

11 April 2017

16 May 2017

13 June 2017

18 July 2017

19 September 2017

17 October 2017

14 November 2017

13 December 2017

Note of the 238th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, held on 14 March 2017 PDF, 165.1 KB

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Note of the 237th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, held on 9 March 2017 PDF, 96.8 KB

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Note of the 236th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, held on 22 February 2017    PDF, 172.1 KB

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Note of the 235th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, held on 17 January 2017   PDF, 159.8 KB

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Note of the 234th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, held on 13 December 2016   PDF, 31.2 KB

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Note of the 233rd Meeting of the Ofcom Board, held on 15 November 2016 PDF, 31.5 KB

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Note of the 232nd Meeting of the Ofcom Board, held on 18 October 2016 PDF, 30.8 KB

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Minutes of the 231st Meeting of the Ofcom Board, held on 20 September 2016 PDF, 148.7 KB

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Minutes of the 230th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, held on 21 July 2016 PDF, 125.4 KB

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Minutes of the 229th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, held on 19 July 2016 PDF, 157.1 KB

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Minutes of the 228th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, held on 21 June 2016 PDF, 157.0 KB

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Minutes of the 227th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, 24 May 2016 PDF, 160.9 KB

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Minutes of the 226th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, 19 April 2016 PDF, 20.3 KB

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Minutes of the 225th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, 15 March 2016 PDF, 24.0 KB

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Minutes of the 224th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, 26 February 2016 (by telephone) PDF, 7.7 KB

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Minutes of the 223rd Meeting of the Ofcom Board, 16 February 2016 PDF, 28.9 KB

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Minutes of the 222nd Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 19 January 2016 PDF, 34.9 KB

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Minutes of the 221st Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 15 December 2015

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Minutes of the 220th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 17 November 2015

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Minutes of the 219th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 20 October 2015

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Minutes of the 218th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 6 October 2015

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Minutes of the 217th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, Edinburgh, 15 September 2015

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Minutes of the 216th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, 14 July 2015

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Minutes of the 215th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, 16 June 2015

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Minutes of the 214th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, 19 May 2015

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Minutes of the 213th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, 21 April 2015

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Minutes of the 212th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, 17 March 2015

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Minutes of the 211th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, 17 February 2015

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Minutes of the 210th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, 27 January 2015

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Minutes of the 209th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, 16 December 2011

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Minutes of the 208th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, 18 November 2014

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Minutes of the 207th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, 14 October 2014

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Minutes of the 206th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 16 September 2014

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Minutes of the 205th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 15 July 2014

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Minutes of the 204th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 17 June 2014

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Minutes of the 203rd Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 20 May 2014

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Minutes of the 202nd Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 29 April 2014

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Minutes of the 201st Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 18 March 2014

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Minutes of the 200th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 18 February 2014

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Minutes of the 199th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 21 January 2014

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Minutes of the 198th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 17 December 2013

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Minutes of the 197th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 19 November 2013

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Minutes of the 196th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 15 October 2013

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Minutes of the 195th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 17 September 2013

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Minutes of the 194th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 16 July 2013

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Minutes of the 193rd Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 18 June 2013

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Minutes of the 192nd Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 14 May 2013

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Minutes of the 191st Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 16 April 2013

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Minutes of the 190th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 19 March 2013

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Minutes of the 189th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 26 February 2013

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Minutes of the 188th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 22 January 2013

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Minutes of the 187th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 11 December 2012

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Minutes of the 186th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 13 November 2012

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Minutes of the 185th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 16 October 2012

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Minutes of the 184th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 25 September 2012

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Minutes of the 183rd Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 10 September 2012

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Minutes of the 182nd Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 17 July 2012

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Minutes of the 181st Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 19 June 2012

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Minutes of the 180th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 15 May 2012

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Minutes of the 179th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 17 April 2012

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Minutes of the 178th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 13 March 2012

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Minutes of the 177th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 21 February 2012

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Minutes of the 176th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 24 January 2012

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Minutes of the 175th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 13 December 2011

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Minutes of the 174th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 6 December 2011

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Minutes of the 173rd Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 22 November 2011

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Minutes of the 172nd Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 4 October 2011

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Minutes of the 171st Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 21 September 2011

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Minutes of the 170th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 13 September 2011

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Minutes of the 169th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 12 July 2011

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Minutes of the 168th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, held on 14 June 2011, London

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Minutes of the 167th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 10 May 2011

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Minutes of the 166th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 5 April 2011

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Minutes of the 165th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 15 March 2011

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Minutes of the 164th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 15 February 2011

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Minutes of the 163rd Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 8 February 2011

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Minutes of the 162nd Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 18 January 2011

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Minutes of the 161st Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 20 December 2010

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Minutes of the 160th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 7 December 2010

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Minutes of the 159th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 9 November 2010

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Minutes of the 158th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 12 October 2010

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Minutes of the 157th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 5 October 2010

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Minutes of the 156th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 21 September 2010

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Minutes of the 155th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 6 July 2010

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Minutes of the 154th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 15 June 2010

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Minutes of the 153rd Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 8 June 2010

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Minutes of the 152nd Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 11 May 2010

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Minutes of the 151st Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 20 April 2010

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Minutes of the 150th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 9 March 2010

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Minutes of the 148th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 19 January 2010

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Minutes of the 147th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 12 January 2010

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Minutes of the 145th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 1 December 2009

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Minutes of the 144th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 3 November 2009

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Minutes of the 142nd Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 15 September 2009

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Minutes of the 141st Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 7 June 2009

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Minutes of the 140th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 9 June 2009

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Minutes of the 139th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 2 June 2009

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Minutes of the 138th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, Glasgow, 12 May 2009

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Minutes of the 137th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 20 April 2009

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Minutes of the 136th meeting of the Ofcom Board, Cardiff, 10 March 2009

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Minutes of the 135th meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 3 March 2009

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Minutes of the 134th Meeting of the Ofcom board, London, 24 February 2009

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Minutes of the 133rd Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 10 February 2009

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Minutes of the 132nd Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 13 January 2009

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Minutes of the 131st Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 2 December 2008

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Minutes of the 130th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, Baldock Radio Monitoring Station, 4 November 2008

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Minutes of the 129th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 21 October 2008

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Minutes of the 128th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 30 September 2008

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Minutes of the 127th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 9 September 2008

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Minutes of the 126th Meeting of the Ofcom Board, London, 15 July 2008

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Board members

Patricia HodgsonPatricia Hodgson was appointed Chairman of Ofcom for a 3 year term from April 2014.  In July 2016 her term was extended by a year to run to 31 March 2018.  She was appointed as a Member of the Ofcom Board in July 2011 and became Deputy Chairman in January 2012.  She is Chairman of Ofcom's Nominations Committee and a member of Ofcom's Remuneration Committee and Risk and Audit Committee.

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 independent cross party Commission established by Government between July 2015 and March 2016 to review the Freedom of Information Act 2000. She was Chair of the School Teachers' Review Body (2012-2014), Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge (2006-August 2012), a non-executive director of The Competition Commission (2004-end of 2011) and a Member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (2005-Sept 2011). She also chaired the Higher Education Regulation Review Group (2004-2006). Patricia was a Member of the Wellcome Trust from 2004-2008 and of the Committee for Standards in Public Life for the same period. She has also served as a non-executive director of GCap plc, as a Member of the Statistics Commission and as a Member of the Monopolies & Mergers Commission. She was a Member of the BBC Trust from its inception until June 2011.

Sheila NoakesBaroness Noakes was appointed to the Ofcom Board on 1 June 2014 for a four year term and was also appointed as its Deputy Chairman. She chairs Ofcom's Remuneration Committee and Risk and Audit Committee and is a member of the Nominations Committee.

Sheila Noakes qualified as a chartered accountant and spent 30 years until 2000 at KPMG. During that period she was seconded to the Treasury and to the Department of Health, where she was the Director of Finance on the NHS Management Board. She headed KPMG's European and international government practices.

She was President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1999/2000. She was awarded a DBE in 1996.

In 2000 Sheila was appointed to the House of Lords as a life peer and she takes the Conservative whip. Between 2001 and 2010 she was a member of the Opposition front bench and was the Lords shadow Treasury minister for most of that time. She also covered health and work and pensions. She is now a backbench peer and sits on the House of Lords EU Internal Market Committee.

She has been a non-executive board member of a number of organisations. From 1994 to 2001 she was a member of the Court of the Bank of England and she chaired its non-executive committee. In the commercial world, she has been a non-executive director of Hanson plc, ICI plc, Severn Trent plc, SThree plc and of the Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company. She is currently a non-executive director of Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, where she chairs its Board Risk Committee.

Sharon WhiteSharon White took over as Chief Executive of Ofcom in March 2015.

Before joining Ofcom Sharon had a long career in the civil service.

She was second Permanent Secretary at the Treasury, responsible for overseeing the public finances.

Before that she held Board level positions at the Ministry of Justice and the Department for International Development.

She has worked as a civil service adviser at the Prime Minister's Policy Unit and in Washington DC as a senior economist at the World Bank.

Sharon is a trained economist and studied at Cambridge University and  University College London.

Lynne BrindleyDame Lynne Brindley was appointed to the Ofcom Board on 1 September 2011. Lynne is the Master of Pembroke College Oxford, a position she took up in 2013.

Before that she was the CEO of the British Library (from 2000 - 2012), where she led a major strategic development and modernisation programme to ensure that the British Library remains relevant, innovative and accessible in the 21st century.

She came to the BL from the University of Leeds where she was Pro-Vice-Chancellor. Previously she was a senior consultant in IS/IT strategy with KPMG and has held leadership positions in IT and knowledge management at Aston University and at the London School of Economics.

Lynne is a member of the Council of City University and is on the Court of the Goldsmiths' Company and chairs the Goldsmiths' Centre charity.  She was a council member of the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) (from 2009 - 2014), chaired the national Online Learning Taskforce set up by HEFCE and was a member of the UK's Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property (SABIP).

Lynne Brindley is Chairman of Ofcom's Nations Committee, a member of the Content Board, and sits on the Remuneration Committee and the Nominations Committee.

Steven UngerSteve Unger was appointed to the Ofcom Board in April 2015. He is Ofcom's Group Director, Strategy, International, Technology and Economists. He has been with Ofcom since its inception, and has held a variety of senior roles. He was Acting Chief Executive from January to March 2015.

Before joining Ofcom, Steve worked in industry - for two technology startups, both of whom designed and operated their own communications networks, and as a consultant advising a variety of other companies on the commercial application of new wireless technologies. He has a Physics MA and a PhD in Astrophysics.

Graham MatherGraham Mather was appointed to the Ofcom Board with effect from 1 June 2014. He is a member of Ofcom's Nations Committee, Content board, Nominations Committee, Remuneration Committee and Risk and Audit Committee.

Graham Mather was a member of Ofcom's Consumer Panel from 2004 to 2008. He served as a member of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission and, between 2000 and 2012, was also member of the Competition Appeal Tribunal, the body that deals with appeals from the UK regulators. Graham is currently the President of the European Policy Forum and Chairman of its Regulatory Best Practice Group. Graham is a member of the Board of the Office of Rail and Road.

Johnathan OxleyJonathan Oxley joined Ofcom as Group Director, Competition in November 2014 and was appointed to the Ofcom Board in January 2015.

Prior to joining Ofcom, Jonathan was a Partner in PwC's Strategy and Economics practice, specialising in telecoms, media and technology.

After graduating from the University of the West of England, Jonathan joined BT as a graduate trainee manager, where he stayed for eight years before moving to Metropolitan Fibre Systems (Verizon). He joined PwC in 1995, becoming Partner in 2006, where he advised a number of global telecoms companies.

Ben VerwaayenBen has 30 years' experience in running major telecoms, technology and media companies in executive and non-executive roles. He is currently a General Partner at investment fund Keen Venture Partners and holds various Board positions, including Akamai in the US and mobile operator Bharti Airtel in India.

Ben is a former Chief Executive of BT, KPN in the Netherlands and Alcatel Lucent, and has served as a Chairman of Endemol.

Nick Pollard was appointed to the Content Board in April 2016. He was appointed as an Ofcom Board Member and as Chairman of the Content Board with effect from 14 November 2016. Nick Pollard has had a long career as a journalist and broadcasting executive. He started his career as a local paper reporter on Merseyside and spent nearly ten years in newspapers and radio before joining BBC Television News in 1977. He subsequently became Executive Producer of News at Ten during more than a decade at ITN and spent ten years as Head of Sky News during which it won numerous awards for its coverage of major news events including the death of Princess Diana, the September 11th attacks in 2001, the Iraq War and the London bombings. He recently retired from the post of Chief Executive of SSVC, the organisation that runs the British Forces Broadcasting Service.

Nick led the independent inquiry into the BBC's handling of the Newsnight-Jimmy Savile story in 2012. He is a former chairman of the Royal Television Society's Journalism Awards and a recipient of the RTS's Lifetime Achievement Award for Television Journalism.

Nick is a member of the Nominations Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Related content

NameBoard/CommitteeStatusInterests
Dame Patricia Hodgson MBE Ofcom Board Chairman. Appointed 1 April 2014
  • Pensioner in the Ofcom (former ITC) Pension Plan
  • BBC Pension
Risk & Audit Committee Member
Nominations Committee Chairman
Remuneration Committee Member
The Baroness Noakes DBE Ofcom Board Deputy Chairman. Appointed 1 June 2014
  • Non-executive Director, Royal Bank of Scotland (where she chairs the Board Risk Committee)
  • Member of the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee
  • Member of the House of Lords EU Internal Markets Committee

Letter to the Secretary of State regarding Baroness Noakes' interests.

Letter to the Shadow Secretary of State regarding Baroness Noakes' interests

Risk & Audit Committee Chairman
Nominations Committee Member
Remuneration Committee Chairman
Sharon White Ofcom Board Chief Executive. Appointed March 2015
  • None
Non-executive Remunerations Committee Member
Dr Steve Unger Ofcom Board Member
  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Dame Lynne Brindley Ofcom Board Member. Appointed 1 September 2011
  • Council Member, City University
  • Court Member, Goldsmiths' Livery Company
  • Chair of Trustees, Goldsmiths' Centre of Goldsmiths' Charity
  • Stanford University Advisory Council for Libraries and Academic Information Resources
  • Wolfson Foundation (Arts Panel), Member
  • Master of Pembroke College Oxford
Content Board Member
Nations Committee Chairman
Nominations Committee Member
Remuneration Committee Member
Graham Mather Ofcom Board Member. Appointed 1 June 2014
  • President of the European Policy Forum and Chairman of its Regulatory Best Practice Group
  • Director, Greenham Common Community Trust Limited
  • Director, Pelican Cancer Foundation
  • Director, Social Market Foundation
  • Member of the Department of Transport’s Challenge Panel looking at the future of rail regulation
  • Sole director of Foliat Company, a private unlimited company which will not engage in any activities relevant to Ofcom.
Nations Committee Member
Risk & Audit Committee Member
Nominations Committee Member
Remuneration Committee Member
Jonathan Oxley Ofcom Board Member
  • Member of the BT Defined Benefit Pension Scheme
  • Previously (4 May 2006 to 12 May 2010) Local Councillor (London Borough of Ealing)
Ben Verwaayen Ofcom Board Member. Appointed 1 January 2016
  • None
Nominations Committee Member
Remuneration Committee Member
Andrew Chitty Content Board Member. Appointed 18 September 2013
  • Director, Creative England Ltd
  • Director & Trustee, TRC Media
  • Interest in Digital Life Sciences
Andrew Colman Content Board Member. Appointed 18 September 2013
  • BBC Pensioner
  • Freelance TV executive producer
  • Member of the board of trustees of the Belfast Print Workshop, a not-for-profit arts organisation
Robin Foster Content Board Member. Appointed 1 January 2016
  • Member of Communications Chambers, a consultancy specialising in telecoms, media and technology
  • Independent Member, Advertising Advisory Committee at BCAP
  • Member, Advisory Committee for the Goldsmiths College-led Inquiry into the future of Public Service TV
Dr David Levy Content Board Member. Appointed 1 May 2011
  • Director, Reuters Institute, University of Oxford
  • Pensioner, BBC
  • BT Small Shareholding
  • Non-executive member of the Board, UK Statistics Authority
  • Fellow, Green Templeton College, Oxford University
  • BT, small shareholding
Lesley Mackenzie Content Board Member. Appointed 18 September 2013
  • CEO, Mackenzie Media Ltd
  • Chief Operating Officer, Engage Sports Media
  • EVP E-Entertainment at ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
  • CEO, Maxdome at ProSiebenSat. 1 Media AG
  • Consultancy with Middle East Broadcasting Centre (mbc), looking specifically at their Video on Demand (VOD) strategy.
Professor Philip Schlesinger Content Board Member. Appointed 1 December 2014
  • Professor in Cultural Policy, Centre for Cultural Policy Research, University of Glasgow
  • Deputy Director of CREATe, RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
  • Holds shares in BT
  • Fellow, Academy of the Social Sciences
  • Visiting Professor in Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Visiting Professor in ‘the Department of’ Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science
Mary Ann Sieghart Content Board Member. Appointed 1 September 2014
  • Chair of the Social Market Foundation Think Tank
  • Non-executive Director of Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust
  • Non-executive Director of DLN Digital (a company that supplies digital projectors for Odeon Cinemas)
  • Member of the Council of Tate Modern
  • Member of Advisory Board, Women in Jouranlism
  • Non-executive Director of The Merchants Trust
  • Occasional presenter on TV and radio
  • Occasional columnist, Politics
Janey Walker Content Board Member. Appointed 1 May 2011
  • Member of the Channel 4 Corporation (C4C) pension scheme
Zahera Harb Content Board Member. Appointed 1 December 2015
  • Freelance consultant & Media Trainer, Thomson Foundation UK
  • Board Member, Ethical Journalism Network
  • Member, International Assoc. for Media and Communication Research
  • Review Editor, Journal of Media Practice
  • Editorial Board Member, Middle East Journal of Culture and Communications
  • Board Member, JOMEC Journal Editorial
  • Member, Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum Media Awards Committee
  • Member, Media Communications & Cultural Studies Association
Aled Eirug Content Board Member. Appointed 1 December 2015
  • None
Tony Close Content Board Member
  • None
Nick Pollard Content Board Member. Appointed 1 January 2016
  • None
John Varney Advisory Committee for England Chairman. Appointed Member 1 January 2009 and Chairman with effect from 1 July 2014
  • Director, Maximum Clarity, supporting public and private sector bodies
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • Fellow of the Royal Television Society
  • NED, Vislink Plc
  • Governor, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Chair, Technology Advisory Board
  • Business Coach, Enterprises Macclesfield
Nations Committee Member, England
Graham Creelman OBE Advisory Committee for England Member. Appointed 1 January 2009
  • Director, Graham Creelman Associates Ltd
  • Pro-Chancellor, Norwich University of the Arts
  • Holds ITV shares
  • Holds STV shares
  • Holds United News & Media shares
  • Chair, Norfolk Strategic Partnership for Older People’s Services
Barnie Choudhury Advisory Committee for England Member. Appointed 1 September 2012
  • Owner, Sensei Creative Productions
  • Diversity Panel, ITV London
  • Member, NUJ
  • Chairman, Awaaz
  • Member, Broadcast Journalism Training Council
  • Lay Advisor, Dept of Health's Equality & Diversity Council
Becky Hogge Advisory Committee for England Member. Appointed 1 September 2012
  • Director, Barefoot Publishing Ltd
  • Advisory Council Member, Open Knowledge Foundation
  • Advisory Council Member, Open Rights Group
  • Advisory Council Member, UK Foundation for Information Policy Research
Wendy Pilmer Community Radio Fund Panel Member. Appointed 1 January 2009
  • Runs her own consultancy which offers services to the industry including the BBC.
Laura Alexander Advisory Committee for Scotland Chairman. Appointed 1 April 2007
  • Member of the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET)
Nations Committee Member, Scotland
Peter Peacock Advisory Committee for Scotland Member. Appointed 1 November 2012
  • Shareholder, BT
Liz Leonard Advisory Committee for Scotland Member. Appointed 1 February 2013
  • BBC, periodic freelance contracts
  • Scottish Refugee Council, Vice-Chair
  • Insight Radio (RNIB)
  • Cross Party Group on Digital Participation ' Scottish Parliament, Member
  • Scottish Women in Business, Member
Ian McKay Advisory Committee for Scotland Member. Appointed 1 February 2013
  • Board Member, Critiqom Ltd
John Trower Advisory Committee for Scotland Member. Appointed 1 September 2015
  • Scottish Futures Trust
  • Member, Institution of Engineering & Technology
John Davies Advisory Committee for Wales Member. Appointed 1 March 2007
  • BT pensioner
  • Chairman of Adventurers Quay Management Ltd
  • Member, Welsh Assembly Business Dept Governance Sub-Committee
  • Senior Trustee, E.F. Sparkes Trust
  • Member of the Broadband Superfast Exploitation Panel
Nations Committee Member, Wales
Nerys Evans Advisory Committee for Wales Member. Appointed 1 November 2012
  • Plaid Cymru, UNDEB representative on National Executive Committee
  • Plaid Cymru, Deputy Chair
  • Deryn Consulting, public affairs monitoring for EE in Wales & Ofcom Wales
  • The Public Affairs Consultancy company 'Deryn' - of which Nerys is a founding Director - is working with a TV production company 'Tarian' who have just won a S4C commission for a political drama. Nerys is one of the political advisers on the project.
Glyn Mathias Advisory Committee for Wales Member. Appointed 1 July 2015
  • Pensioner, BBC and ITN
  • Chairman (Membership Selection Panel), Welsh Water
Huw Roberts Advisory Committee for Wales Member. Appointed 1 November 2012
  • Pensioner ' BBC/ITN
  • Retired employee of RMG with residual interest
  • Member, NUJ
  • Chair, Arts & Business Cymru
  • Deputy Chair, Artes Mundi
  • Chair, IoD Wales
  • Fellow, Institute of Welsh Affairs
  • Member, Cymru Yfory
  • Member, RTS
Hywel Wiliam Advisory Committee for Wales Member. Appointed 1 July 2014
  • Director, AIM Group(UK) Ltd
  • Administrator, RTS Wales Centre
  • Director, Games Development Show Ltd
  • Board Member, Creative Skills Wales
Maureen Edmondson Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland Chairman. Appointed 1 January 2014
  • None
Nations Committee Member, Northern Ireland
Brendan Mulgrew Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland Member. Appointed 1 June 2012
  • None
Fiona MacMillan Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland Member. Appointed 1 September 2012
  • Non-Executive Director, Stratagem Northern Ireland and Stratagem International
  • Board Member/Deputy Chair of Finance & Audit Committee, Northern Ireland Screen
Fiona Boyle Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland Member. Appointed 1 September 2014
  • Freelance Research Consultant, Fiona Boyle Associates
  • Carnegie Oldpark, Director
Sharon O'Connor Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland Member. Appointed 1 September 2014
  • Chair, Regional Education Authority for Northern Ireland
Paul Wilson Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland Member. Appointed 1 September 2014
  • Fellow of the Institute of Engineering Technology
  • BT shareholder

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