Register of disclosable interests


The register of disclosable interests sets out the external interests and commitments of those who sit on Ofcom’s Boards, Committees and Panels, and the interests of their partners and any dependents.

NameBoard/CommitteeStatusInterests
Lord Burns Ofcom Board Chairman
  • Chairman of the Welsh Government's South East Wales Transport Commission
People Committee Member
Risk and Audit CommitteeAttendee
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
  • 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
  • Deferred Member of the BT Pension Scheme
  • Chief Executive of the UK Regulators Network (UKRN)
Risk and Audit CommitteeAttendee
People CommitteeAttendee
Ben Verwaayen Ofcom Board Member
  • Board Member of Akzonobel, Amsterdam
People Committee Chairman
Tim Suter Ofcom Board Member
  • Owner of Perspectives Associate, a media policy consulting firm
  • Founding Partner of Communications Chambers a media policy and strategy partnership
  • Chairman of the Steering Board of the Intellectual Property Office
Content Board Chairman
People Committee Member
Election CommitteeChairman
Advisory Committee for EnglandAttendee
Bob Downes Ofcom Board Member for Scotland and Interim Member for Northern Ireland
  • Chair of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency
  • Chair of the Scottish Sensors Innovation Centre
  • Chair of Cryptic, Glasgow
  • Non-Executive Director of Kube Networks
  • Trustee of the Mackintosh Campus Renewal Appeal
  • Chair of the Independent Oversight Board (Ireland)
Content BoardMember
People Committee Member
Advisory Committee for ScotlandAttendee
Advisory Committee for Northern IrelandAttendee
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
  • Independent Member of the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
  • Non-executive director of Welsh Revenue Authority
  • Non-executive director of the Board of Qualifications Wales
  • Shareholder of Westgate Cyber Security Limited
  • Sole director and sole shareholder of 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
Advisory Committee for WalesAttendee
Robin Foster Content Board Member
  • Member of Communications Chambers, a consultancy specialising in telecoms, media and technology
  • Independent Member of the Advertising Advisory Committee at BCAP
  • Partner is a shareholder in ITV Plc
  • Independent Panel Member of the Competition and Markets Authority
  • Member of the BBC pension scheme
  • Adviser to RTE
  • Adviser to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
Janey Walker Content Board Member
  • Member of the Channel 4 pension scheme
  • Partner works for National Geographic Global Networks
Aled Eirug Content Board Member
  • In receipt of a BBC pension
  • Senior lecturer at Swansea University
  • Independent adviser to the National Assembly for Wales Commission
  • Partner is employed by BBC Wales
Advisory Committee for WalesAttendee
Monisha Shah Content Board Member
  • Director of Hogerty Hill Limited (media consultancy company)
  • Chair of Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
  • Trustee of the Art Fund
  • Member of the Committee on Standards in Public Life
  • Board Member of the Office for Students
  • Independent Member of the Queen's Counsel Appointments Panel
  • Member of the BBC Pension Scheme
  • Trustee of the Donmar Warehouse
  • Trustee of Caterham School
  • Independent Director of Next Mediaworks
  • Partner is Chair of Synchronicity Films
  • Partner is a consultant at Mara Media
  • Partner is a Non-Executive Director at Great Point Media
Advisory Committee for EnglandAttendee
Jonathan Baker Content Board Member
  • Chair of Trustees of the Science Media Centre
  • In receipt of a BBC pension
  • Consultant at the BBC Academy on new Editorial Guidelines
Kevin Bakhurst Content Board Member
  • Member of the BBC Pension scheme
Tony Close Content Board Member
  • None
Angelina FuscoContent BoardMember
  • Director of Dart Centre Europe Limited
  • Managing Director of Angelina Fusco Training Business
  • Board Member of Tourism Northern Ireland
  • Member of Northern Ireland Committee Heritage Lottery
  • Member of St Anne’s Pastoral Council
  • Member of the National Union of Journalists
  • Member of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Member of the Federation of Small Business
  • Member of CIPD
  • Associate Trainer at Channel56

Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland

Attendee
Maggie CunninghamContent BoardMember
  • Deputy Chair of Sistema Scotland
  • Deputy Chair of Columba 1400
  • Independent Member of the Edinburgh Festivals Forum
  • Trustee of Skye and Lochalsh Young Carers
  • In receipt of a BBC pension
  • Working with Health and Social Care in North Skye, and NHS Highland
Advisory Committee for ScotlandAttendee
Sophie MorganContent BoardMember
  • Presenter at Channel 4
Stephen NuttallContent BoardMember
  • Shareholder of Alphabet (the parent company of Google)
  • Member of the Royal Television Society
  • Voting member of BAFTA
Paula CarterAdvisory Committee for EnglandChair
  • Non-executive director of the Port of London Authority
  • Non-executive director of Be the Business
  • Elected committee member of the Wine Society
  • Magistrate on the South East London Bench
  • Paula is in receipt of a pension from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4
Emma Davison Advisory Committee for England Member
  • Employee at Sofology
Caroline Roberts-Cherry Advisory Committee for England Member
  • Director of Saffron Cherry TV Ltd
  • Director of Saffron Cherry Productions
  • Head of Man Possessed ITV
  • Trustee of Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse
  • Member of the BBC Pension scheme
  • Member of PACT

Alan Nunn

Advisory Committee for England Member
  • Consulting Director at CGI
  • Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Member of the Institution of Telecommunications Professionals
  • Shareholder in BT
  • Deferred member of the BT pension scheme
Mark Smith Advisory Committee for England Member
  • Board Member and Trustee of Henley Festival (Charitable Trust)
Aaqil AhmedAdvisory Committee for EnglandMember
  • Non-executive director of the Advertising Standards Authority
  • Council member for Higher Education Funding Council Wales
  • Trustee of Muslim Aid
  • Sole trader at Aaqil Ahmed Media Consultancy
  • 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
  • Shareholder in ITV
Liz Leonard Advisory Committee for Scotland Chair
  • Vice-Chair of the Scottish Refugee Council
  • Member of the Cross-Party Group on Digital Participation, Scottish Parliament
  • Board Member of Crown Estate Scotland
  • Director of Liz Leonard Media
  • Member of the BBC Pension scheme
Carmel Teusner Advisory Committee for Scotland Member
  • Non-executive director of Scottish Enterprise
  • Member of the Audit Committee, Scottish Enterprise
  • Member of the Staffing and Remuneration Committee, National Library of Scotland
  • Director of Akuiti Ltd
  • Director and Trustee of the Uphill Ski Club of Great Britain
  • Member of the Sky Pension Plan
Stephen SpeirsAdvisory Committee for ScotlandMember
  • Shareholder in Cisco
Laura AndersonAdvisory Committee for ScotlandMember
  • Working on the Virgin Money integration programme as part of Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banking Group
David ConnollyAdvisory Committee for ScotlandMember
  • None
Hywel Wiliam Advisory Committee for Wales Chair       
  • Director of AIM Group (UK) Ltd
  • Administrator at RTS Wales Centre
  • Director of Games Development Show Ltd
  • Director of It's My Shout Ltd
  • External Validator – Level 3 and 4 Media Apprenticeships
Ruth McElroy Advisory Committee for Wales Member
  • Chair of Ffilm Cymru
  • Co-Director of Clwstwr Creadigol
  • Senior Academic at the University of South Wales
Andrew BoardAdvisory Committee for WalesMember
  • Shareholder in BT
  • Member of Voice of the Listener and Viewer
Peter TrottAdvisory Committee for WalesMember
  • Shareholder in Vodafone
Robert AndrewsAdvisory Committee for WalesMember
  • None
Rem NoormohamedAdvisory Committee for WalesMember
  • None
Carrie Matchett Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland Chair
  • Chair of Thrive, a small arts charity
  • Self-employed consultant, specialising in governance and strategy
  • Member of the BBC pension scheme
Paul Wilson Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland Member
  • Fellow of the Institute of Engineering Technology
  • Shareholder in BT
  • Partner holds BT shares
  • Leading the procurement of a Shared Network for the NI Public Sector
John Ellison Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland Member
  • Shareholder in BT
  • In receipt of a pension from BT
  • Member of Prospect
Alan Meban Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland Member
  • Shareholder in BT
  • Member of the BT Pension Scheme
  • Volunteer presenter and contributor on NvTv
Kathy Graham Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland Member
  • Trustee and Director of Age NI
  • Director of Age NI Enterprises Ltd
  • Director of Age NI Trading Ltd
  • Director of Kathy Graham Strategies Ltd
Phil FlanaganAdvisory Committee for Northern IrelandMember
  • Member of Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union
  • Member of the Gaelic Athletic Association
Richard Hilton Community Radio Fund Panel Member
  • None
Wendy Pilmer Community Radio Fund Panel Member
  • Runs her own consultancy which offers services to the industry, including the BBC
Fiona Lennox Community Radio Fund Panel Member
  • None