BBC elects for new Chairwoman

Cordon Press

THE BBC is poised to announce Rona Fairhead, as the new chairwoman to the BBC Trust. This would make Mrs Fairhead, the first woman in the BBC`s history to chair the trust.

Mrs Fairhead, ex head of the Financial Times Group and more recently a non-executive director at HSBC and PepsiCo, said: “The BBC is a great British institution packed with talented people, and I am honoured to have the opportunity to be the chairman of the BBC Trust.”

In 2012 Mrs Fairhead became a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for her outstanding services to UK industry. Earlier in 2014 she was appointed by the Prime Minister, as a British business ambassador.

Before her appointment, she must contend with an appearance & questions, in front of the Media Select Committee, chaired by MP`s. The Queen has the final say ultimately, but her decision is influenced by recommendations from the Culture Secretary, Sajid Javid.

Mr Javid has described Mrs Fairhead as an “exceptional” individual, who has had a “highly impressive career.”

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