Register of disclosable interests


The register of diclosable 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
  • None
Nominations Committee Chairman
Remuneration Committee Member
Risk and Audit Committee Member
Sharon White Ofcom Board Chief Executive. Appointed March 2015
  • Independent non executive director of Barratt Developments plc with effect from 1 January 2018. All fees are payable directly to Ofcom and Sharon does not receive them. Sharon is recused from any Barratt Board agenda items relevant to Ofcom’s work.
  • Trustee of Sadler’s Wells Theatre, with effect from November 2017
Non-executive Remunerations Committee Member
Maggie CarverOfcom BoardDeputy Chair
  • Chairman of the British Board of Film Classification
  • Chairman of the Racehorse Association
  • Member of the Board of the British Horseracing Levy Board and Racing Authority
Remuneration CommitteeMember
Nominations CommitteeMember
Risk & 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).
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
  • Invited to sit on a selection panel for Commission for Communications Regulation (Comreg) in Ireland (September-October 2018)
Nominations Committee Member
Remuneration 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
Nominations Committee Member
Remuneration 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
Nominations Committee Member
Remuneration Committer 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
Remuneration CommitteeMember
Risk and Audit CommitteeChair
Nominations CommitteeMember
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
  • Partner is a shareholder in ITV Plc
  • Expert Adviser to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Inquiry into Digital Platforms
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)
  • Director, Next Mediaworks Limited
  • 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
  • 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
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
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
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
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
Ian McKay Advisory Committee for Scotland Member. Appointed 1 February 2013
  • Board Member, Critiqom Ltd
Carmel Teusner Advisory Committee for Scotland Member. Appointed 1 February 2018

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)
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
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
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