Ofcom board appointments

30 May 2014

Ofcom today announced the appointment of three new non-executive members to its Board.

Sheila Noakes (Baroness) will join as Ofcom’s Deputy Chairman, together with Stephen Hill and Graham Mather, who will each join as non-executive directors. Sheila Noakes and Graham Mather will take up their positions from 1 June and Stephen Hill from 1 October each for a period of four years.

Details of Baroness Noakes, Graham Mather and Stephen Hill can be found below:

Baroness Noakes

Baroness Noakes is a qualified chartered accountant and previously headed KPMG’s European and International Government practices. She has also been President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Baroness Noakes was appointed to the House of Lords in 2000. She is an experienced non-executive director and her current directorships include the Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, where she chairs its Risk Committee.

Stephen Hill

Stephen Hill has held various senior board positions including Chief Executive of the Financial Times, Chief Executive of Betfair, and a non-executive director of Channel 4. He is currently Chairman of the UK charity Action on Hearing Loss and Chairman and Chief Executive of D’Aval Limited, a private investment company.

Graham Mather

Graham Mather was a member of Ofcom’s Consumer Panel from 2004 to 2008. He served as a member of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission and, between 2000 and 2012, was also member of the Competition Appeal Tribunal, the body that deals with appeals from the UK regulators. Graham is currently the President of the European Policy Forum and Chairman of its Regulatory Best Practice Group.

In addition, existing Board member Dame Lynne Brindley has been re-appointed until 31 August 2017 and Tim Gardam and Mike McTighe have had their terms extended until 31 December 2015.