The board of the BBC is reportedly planning to discuss the future of its chairman Richard Sharp following the publication of a report stating he had “made significant errors of judgment” in failing to disclose his role in organising an £800,000 loan for Boris Johnson.
The report, published yesterday by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee, said Sharp was wrong to have not disclosed his role in introducing the loan’s guarantor Sam Blyth to cabinet secretary Simon Case.
According to The Independent, the BBC board is set to discuss whether Sharp can remain in his role once the findings of an investigation by Adam Heppinstall KC have been revealed.
It suggests the board will have to decide whether Sharp has lost the public trust needed to lead the broadcaster.
Opposition MPs have called for Sharp to step down from his role. Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner told the BBC’s Today programme, Sharp had “clearly brought the BBC into disrepute” and should consider his position.