Ofcom has appointed Kevin Bakhurst, Ofcom’s Content and Media Policy Group Director, to its Board.
Kevin joined Ofcom in 2016 and has overseen its important work on content standards and policy, including taking on regulation of the BBC and preparations to become the regulator for video sharing platforms in the UK. He will join as an Executive Member of the Board from this month.
Lord (Terry) Burns, Ofcom’s Chairman, said: “Kevin brings significant editorial experience, which will greatly benefit the Ofcom Board.”
Kevin Bakhurst said: “I’m looking forward to joining the Ofcom Board at a time when protecting audiences has never been more important.”
Kevin joined Ofcom from RTÉ, the public service broadcaster in the Republic of Ireland and before that had a long career at the BBC.