1 September 2023

Ofcom appoints Simon Bucks to its Content Board

Simon Bucks will join Ofcom’s Content Board on a three-year term, beginning on 1 September 2023.

Ofcom's Content Board is a committee of the main Ofcom Board. It has advisory responsibility for a wide range of content issues, including the regulation of television, radio and video-on-demand quality and standards.

The Content Board provides senior editorial and content experience to Ofcom. It is made up of experts from a range of commercial, media, telecoms and broadcasting backgrounds.

Maggie Carver, Chair, Content Board said: “I'd like to welcome Simon to the Content Board where I know that his long and senior experience in news and current affairs editorial roles will be especially useful. I'd also like to thank Jonathan Baker, whom Simon replaces, for his six years of excellent service."

About Simon

Simon has had a long career at a senior level in broadcasting and digital media. He has experience as a journalist and as an editorial executive, having held roles at Sky News, London News Network and ITN.

Simon is a Fellow of the Society of Editors and was previously a director and President of the Society. He is a Trustee and Hon Secretary of the Royal Television Society.

Most recently, Simon was Chief Executive of BFBS, the not-for-profit organisation set up to entertain and inform Britain's Armed Forces around the world.

Notes to editors

The Communications Act 2003 requires Ofcom to establish and maintain a Content Board. The Content Board has a significant influence on decisions which relate to content matters and involve considering the interests of different parts of the UK.

Content Board members are drawn from diverse backgrounds from across the UK. Four members are appointed to represent the interests and opinions of people living in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the English Regions.

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