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Government appoints two to BBC board

10 March 2017
Government appoints two to BBC board

The government has announced the appointment of the first two members of the new BBC Unitary Board, which will take over from the BBC Trust next month.

Former All3Media chairman Steve Morrison will represent Scotland and Dr Ashley Steel will represent England.

The full board, led by Sir David Clementi, will consist of 14 members and be responsible for governing the broadcaster, while Ofcom will act as regulator.

Following the announcement of the first members, Sir David said: “I’m delighted that Ashley and Steve will be joining the board of the BBC and am really looking forward to working with them.

Steve Morrison said, “As a Scot who has spent his life in television it is a great honour to be the first Scottish Member of the new BBC Board. The BBC is taking important steps to increase programme production both in Scotland and for its network channels. I look forward to contributing my broadcasting experience to the new Board and encouraging the growth of the creative industries in Scotland.

Dr Ashley Steel was previously vice chairman at KPMG.

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