Register of disclosable interests


The register of disclosable interests sets out the external interests and commitments of Ofcom board and committee members.

NameBoard/CommitteeStatusInterests
Lord Burns Ofcom Board Chairman. Appointed 1 January 2018
  • Chairman of the Welsh Government's South East Wales Transport Commission
People Committee Member
Maggie CarverOfcom BoardDeputy Chair
  • Chairman of the Racehorse Association
  • Member of the British Horseracing Authority Board
  • Chair of the Licoricia of Winchester Statue Appeal (a small charity)
People CommitteeMember
Risk and Audit CommitteeMember
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 Community Trust Limited
  • Director, Pelican Cancer Foundation
  • "Member of the Board of the Office of Rail and Road (1 October 2016 to 30 September 2021)
  • Member of HM Treasury's Finance Review Expert Panel
People Committee Member
Jonathan Oxley Ofcom Board Member
  • Member of the BT Defined Benefit Pension Scheme
  • Chief Executive of the UK Regulators Network (UKRN)
Ben Verwaayen Ofcom Board Member. Appointed 1 January 2016
  • Board Member of Akzonobel, Amsterdam
People Committee Chairman
Tim Suter Ofcom Board Member. Appointed 2 October 2017
  • Perspectives Associates: owner of media policy consulting firm
  • Communications Chambers: Founding partner in media policy and strategy partnership
  • UBM shareholding as a result of his wife’s former chairmanship of the company
  • Chairman of the Steering Board of the Intellectual Property Office
Content Board Chairman
People Committee Member
Bob Downes Ofcom Board Member for Scotland. Appointed 1 February 2018
  • Chair, Scottish Environment Protection Agency
  • Chair, Scottish Sensors Innovation Centre
  • Chair, Cryptic, Glasgow
  • Non-Executive Director, Kube Networks
  • Non-Executive Director, Scottish Government
  • Trustee, Mackintosh Campus Renewal, Appeal

Bob, his partner or dependent children hold a small BT shareholding

Content BoardInterim Member
People Committee Member
Angela DeanOfcom BoardMember
  • Chair of International House Trust, a leading independent language organisation
  • Member of Council of King’s College London
  • Trustee of York Museums Trust
  • A Senior Independent Panel Member for Public Appointments
People CommitteeMember
Risk and Audit CommitteeChair
David JonesOfcom BoardMember, appointed 8 April 2019
  • Independent Member of the Board, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
  • Non-executive director of Welsh Revenue Authority
  • Non-executive director of the Board of Qualifications Wales
  • Shareholder, Westgate Cyber Security Limited
  • Sole director and sole shareholder, Public Services Digital Limited (company used for consultancy services)
  • Member of Cardiff University’s Executive Education Team teaching the Digital Leadership section of an MBA course (from April 2020).
People CommitteeMember
Risk and Audit CommitteeMember
Robin Foster Content Board Member. Appointed 1 January 2016
  • Member of Communications Chambers, a consultancy specialising in telecoms, media and technology (currently advising RTE on strategic options)
  • Independent Member, Advertising Advisory Committee at BCAP
  • Partner is a shareholder in ITV Plc
  • Expert Adviser to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Inquiry into Digital Platforms
  • Independent Panel Member, Competition and Markets Authority
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
Aled Eirug Content Board Member. Appointed 1 December 2015
  • In receipt of a BBC pension
  • Senior lecturer at Swansea University
Tony Close Content Board Member
  • None
Monisha Shah Content Board Member
  • Director, Hogerty Hill Limited (media consultancy company)
  • Non-Executive Director, Imagen Ltd (media management company)
  • Chair, Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
  • Trustee, Art Fund
  • Member, Committee on Standards in Public Life
  • Board Member, Office for Students
  • Independent Member, Queen's Counsel Appointments Panel
  • Member of the BBC Pension Scheme
  • Trustee, Donmar Warehouse
Jonathan Baker Content Board Member
  • Chair of Trustees, Science Media Centre
Kevin Bakhurst Content Board Member
  • Member of the BBC Pension scheme
Angelina FuscoContent BoardMember
  • Director - Dart Centre Europe Limited
  • Angelina Fusco Training Business – Managing Director
  • Tourism NI – Board Member
  • NI Committee Heritage Lottery – Member
  • St Anne’s Pastoral Council – Member
  • NUJ – Member
  • NI Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Member
  • Federation of Small Business – Member
  • CIPD – Member
  • Channel56 – Associate Trainer
Maggie CunninghamContent BoardMember
  • Deputy Chair Sistema Scotland
  • Deputy Chair Columba 1400
  • Independent Member Edinburgh Festivals Forum
  • Member Women and Girls in Sport - Scottish Government Advisory Board
  • Scottish WWOne Advisory Panel
  • Trustee Skye and Lochalsh Young Carers
Sophie MorganContent BoardMember
  • Presenter at Channel 4
Stephen NuttallContent BoardMember. Appointed 10 December 2018
  • Alphabet (the parent company of Google) shareholding
  • Member of the Royal Television Society
  • Voting member of BAFTA
Paula CarterAdvisory Committee for EnglandChair
  • Non-executive director, Port of London Authority
  • Non-executive director, Be The Business
  • Elected committee member, The Wine Society
  • Magistrate, South East London Bench
  • Paula is in receipt of a pension from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4
  • Council Member, RFU
  • Member of the LTA Disciplinary Panel
Emma Davison Advisory Committee for England Member
  • None
Caroline Roberts-Cherry Advisory Committee for England Member
  • Director, Saffron Cherry TV Ltd
  • Trustee, Royal Exchange Theatre
  • Events Co-ordinator, Women in Film and TV North
  • Member of the BBC Pension scheme

Alan Nunn

Advisory Committee for England Member
  • Consulting Director at CGI
  • Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Member, Institution of Telecommunications Professionals
  • Holds shares in BT
  • Deferred BT pensioner
Mark Smith Advisory Committee for England Member
  • None
Aaqil AhmedAdvisory Committee for EnglandMember
  • Non-executive director, Advertising Standards Authority
  • Council member, Higher Education Funding Council Wales
  • Trustee, Muslim Aid
  • Sole trader, Aaqil Ahmed Media Consultancy
  • Aaqil has a 2% stake in an ethical marketing start-up, The Shine Global
Matthew LittlefordAdvisory Committee for EnglandMember
  • Member of BAFTA
  • Chair of The Reading Agency
  • Trustee for Paines Plough
  • Trustee for Frantic Assembly
  • Matthew holds shares in ITV
Liz Leonard Advisory Committee for Scotland Chair
  • BBC, periodic freelance contracts
  • Scottish Refugee Council, Vice-Chair
  • Cross Party Group on Digital Participation, Scottish Parliament, Member
  • Chair of Advisory Committee for Scotland (ACS) with effect from 24/04/2018
  • Member of the Board of Crown Estate Scotland
Carmel Teusner Advisory Committee for Scotland Member

Carmel, her partner and dependant children have the following non-financial interests:

  • Non-executive director, Scottish Enterprise
  • Member,Audit Committee, Scottish Enterprise
  • Non-executive director, National Library of Scotland
  • Member, Staffing and Remuneration Committee, National Library of Scotland
  • Director, Akuiti Ltd
  • Director and Trustee, Uphill Ski Club of Great Britain (t/a Disability Snowsport UK)
Stephen SpeirsAdvisory Committee for ScotlandMember
  • Stephen holds shares in Cisco
Hywel Wiliam Advisory Committee for Wales Chair. Appointed 1 July 2014
  • Director, AIM Group(UK) Ltd
  • Administrator, RTS Wales Centre
  • Director, Games Development Show Ltd
  • Deputy Chair, Institute of Welsh Affairs Media Policy Group
  • Director, It's My Shout Ltd
  • Chair of Advisory Committee for Wales (ACW) with effect from 11/04/2018
Ruth McElroy Advisory Committee for Wales Member. Appointed 1 November 2017
  • Member of the IWA Media Policy Group
Peter TrottAdvisory Committee for WalesMember. Appointed 11 April 2018
  • Owns a small number of shares in Vodafone
Paul Wilson Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland Member. Appointed 1 September 2014
  • Fellow of the Institute of Engineering Technology
  • BT shareholder
  • Leading the procurement of a Shared Network for the NI Public Sector
John Ellison Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland Member. Appointed 1 September 2017
  • Holds shares in BT
  • In receipt of a pension from BT
Alan Meban Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland Member. Appointed 1 September 2017
  • Holds shares in BT
  • Member of the BT Defined Benefit Pension Scheme
Kathy Graham Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland Member. Appointed 1 September 2017
  • Trustee and Director - Age NI
  • Director - Age NI Enterprises Ltd
  • Director - Age NI Trading Ltd
  • Director – Kathy Graham Strategies Ltd
  • Board of Governors – Annalong Primary School
  • Member – The British Psychological Society
Carrie Matchett Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland Member. Appointed 1 June 2018
  • Vice Chair of Thrive, a small arts charity Member of the BBC pension scheme
Phil FlanaganAdvisory Committee for Northern IrelandMember. Appointed 17 December 2018
  • Member of Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union
Richard Hilton Community Radio Fund Panel Member
  • None
Wendy Pilmer Community Radio Fund Panel Member. Appointed 1 January 2009
  • Runs her own consultancy which offers services to the industry including the BBC.
Fiona Lennox Community Radio Fund Panel Member
  • None