New Ofcom board member appointed

29 September 2017

Tim Suter has been appointed to the Ofcom Board today by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Tim is an Independent Member of the Intellectual Property Office Steering Board. He established Perspective Associates in January 2008 offering specialist advice on strategic media policy and regulation to clients in broadcasting and media companies, government, and regulatory authorities in the UK and internationally.

In 1999 he joined the Department for Culture, Media and Sport as a specialist advisor to the Secretary of State, before being appointed Head of Broadcasting Policy, overseeing the 2003 Communications Act and the creation of Ofcom. In 2003, Tim joined Ofcom as a Partner, responsible for all aspects of content regulation.

Tim started his media career in the BBC, where over fifteen years he was variously a producer of drama and documentary, and a reporter and senior editor of news and current affairs programmes.

Appointment process

The Secretary of State has appointed Tim Suter to the Ofcom board for a four-year period, commencing 2 October 2017.

The appointment has been made under the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments.[1] The appointments process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.


Notes to editors

  1. The salary for Ofcom Board members is £42,519 per annum.
  2. In accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments, any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years must be declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation, or candidature for election. Tim has declared no such political activity.