Register of disclosable interests

16 March 2017

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
  • "Member of the Board of the Office of Rail and Road (1 October 2016 to 30 September 2021).
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
  • Professor of Creative and Digital Economy at Royal Holloway University of London
  • Director, Creative England Ltd
  • Director & Trustee, TRC Media
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
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
James Thickett Content Board Member
  • Member of the REF 2014 Panel for Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management
  • Trustee of the research charity NatCen
Janey Walker Content Board Member. Appointed 1 May 2011
  • Member of the Channel 4 Corporation (C4C) pension scheme
  • Her husband is Executive Vice President of Programming and Development for National Geographic Global Networks, now 73% owned by Fox
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
  • Nick Pollard's son is a producer for Sky Sports News.
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
Emma DavisonAdvisory Committee for EnglandMember
  • None
Caroline Roberts-CherryAdvisory Committee for EnglandMember
  • Member of the BBC Pension scheme
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
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
  • Retired member, NUJ
  • Member, IoD Wales
  • Fellow, Institute of Welsh Affairs
  • Member, RTS
  • Chair, Deryn
  • Owner, Huw Roberts Associates
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
Kevin Bakhurst Content Board Member
  • Member of the BBC Pension scheme