Colette Bowe named as new Ofcom chairman

LONDON - Ofcom, the communications regulator, has confirmed that its new chairman will be existing board member Colette Bowe.

Andy Burnham, secretary of state for culture, media and sport
Andy Burnham, secretary of state for culture, media and sport

Bowe will take over from Lord David Currie, the regulator's chairman since Ofcom's inception in 2003.

The Government has invited the Business and Culture, Media and Sport Select committees to approve the appointment of Bowe, which is expected to take place in January next year.

Andy Burnham, culture secretary, said: "Colette has the right mix of skills and experience for this role and I'm confident she also has the vision necessary to take Ofcom forward and tackle its future challenges."

Bowe, a 61-year-old trained accountant, started her career as an economist at the Department of Trade and Industry after which she worked at the Independent Broadcasting Authority. She has also served as the chief executive of the Personal Investment Authority and as executive chairman of the Fleming Funds Management.

She currently holds a number of board membership roles including sitting on the boards of Axa Framlington, and Morgan Stanley Bank International.

Business secretary Peter Mandelson, said: "The communications industries have huge significance for our economy during these challenging times, and Colette's knowledge and experience across business, regulation and Whitehall will be invaluable at Ofcom in helping deliver greater choice and innovation across the sector."

Have your say...

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Media Week Jobs
Search for more media jobs

Latest

Waitrose boosts content strategy with 'Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose' C4 tie-up

Waitrose boosts content strategy with 'Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose' C4 tie-up

Waitrose has joined forces with Channel 4 and produced a Saturday morning lifestyle and cookery programme called 'Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose', with TV presenters Lisa Snowdon and Steve Jones signed up to front it.

Share
Newspaper ABCs: Guardian smashes through 100m browsers in March 2014

Newspaper ABCs: Guardian smashes through 100m browsers in March 2014

The Guardian reached more than 100 million monthly unique browsers for the first time in March, according to Audit Bureau of Circulations figures published today.

Share
Toyota achieves the impossible by calming angry Roman drivers

Toyota achieves the impossible by calming angry Roman drivers

Italians swearing and shouting while sitting behind the wheels of their cars and negotiating the busy streets of Rome could become a thing of the past if they all start driving Toyota's Hybrid vehicles, implies a short film for the car brand.

Share

Get news by email