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 EU Internal Markets Committee
  • Member of House of Lords taking Conservative Whip

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)
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).
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
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
  • Adviser, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland for 2017 5 year review
  • Partner is a shareholder in ITV Plc
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
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 Ofcom Board Member, Appointed 1 January 2016
  • Nick Pollard's son is a producer for Sky Sports News.
Content Board Chairman, Appointed 14 November 2016. Member since 1 January 2016
Nominations CommitteeMember
Remuneration CommitteeMember
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
  • Governor, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Business Coach, Enterprises Macclesfield
  • Chair, Silk Heritage Trust
  • Non-Executive Chairman, Pebble Beach Systems Group plc
Nations Committee Member, England
Graham Creelman OBE Advisory Committee for England Member. Appointed 1 January 2009
  • Pro-Chancellor, Norwich University of the Arts
  • Holds ITV shares
  • Holds STV shares
  • Holds United News & Media shares
  • Chair, Norfolk Transformation and Sustainability Partnership Stakeholder Board
  • Chair, Norfolk Strategic Partnership for Older People’s Services
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
  • Director, Saffron Cherry TV Ltd
  • Trustee, Royal Exchange Theatre
  • Events Co-ordinator, Women in Film and TV North
  • 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
  • Cross Party Group on Digital Participation ' Scottish Parliament, 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
  • Chairman, Optimity Ltd.
  • Shareholder, ODRO Ltd.
  • Advisory Board Member, Digitonic
  • Scottish Futures Trust
  • Member, Institution of Engineering & Technology
  • Consultant, various Private Equity companies on telecommunications, ISP, Hosting and software investment vehicles which are privately-owned and non-regulated smaller companies
Nerys Evans Advisory Committee for Wales Member. Appointed 1 November 2012
  • 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.
  • Her husband is a member of BECTU
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
  • Deputy Chair, Institute of Welsh Affairs Media Policy Group
  • Director, It's My Shout Ltd
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
  • Carnegie Oldpark, Director
Fiona Boyle Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland Member. Appointed 1 September 2014
  • Freelance Research Consultant, Fiona Boyle Associates
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
Richard HiltonCommunity Radio Fund PanelMember
  • None
Fiona LennoxCommunity Radio Fund PanelMember
  • None
Karen LewisAdvisory Committee for WalesMember, Appointed 1 September 2015
  • Pensioner, BBC