BBC: Royal Charters

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 16th September 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Grender Baroness Grender Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the members of the BBC Charter renewal advisory panel will be required to declare any relevant interests; and if so, what is the process for doing so.

Photo of Baroness Grender Baroness Grender Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any declarations of interest by the members of the BBC Charter renewal advisory panel will be published.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the BBC Charter renewal advisory panel will have the power to commission research; and, if so, from whom.

Photo of Baroness Neville-Rolfe Baroness Neville-Rolfe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Department published the names of the Advisory Group members, as well as their principal roles, both current and former, in July 2015. This information is shown in the table below:

Advisory Group Member

Current or former role

Dawn Airey

Senior Vice President of Yahoo’s business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and formerly Chairman and Chief Executive of Channel 5.

Dame Colette Bowe

Chairman of the Banking Standards Board, President of the Voice of the Listener and Viewer and former Chair of Ofcom.

Andrew Fisher

Executive Chairman at Shazam.

Darren Henley OBE

CEO of Arts Council England and former Managing Director of Classic FM.

Ashley Highfield

CEO of Johnston Press, one of the largest local media groups in the UK, and former director at the BBC.

Alex Mahon

Former CEO of Shine Group, global television content production company.

Lopa Patel MBE

Digital entrepreneur and founder/CEO of NewAsianPost.com and Diversity UK.

Stewart Purvis OBE

British broadcaster and academic, and former Editor-in-Chief and CEO of ITN.

The Group has no legal status or powers and no decision-making or research commissioning functions. These are not public appointments and therefore the Group is not subject to the Cabinet Office guidelines for public appointments.

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