Hodgson expected to take over as Ofcom chairman

The UK government has named Patricia Hodgson as its preferred candidate to replace Colette Bowe as chairman of media and communications regulator Ofcom.

The parliamentary Culture, Media and Sport Committee will hold a pre-appointment hearing with Hodgson on December 17.

Bowe is due to step down at the end of March next year when her term ends.

Former Independent Television Commission chief executive and BBC policy chief Hodgson has held the post of deputy chairman of Ofcom since January 2012.

In addition to serving as Ofcom deputy chairman, she is also chair of the School Teachers’ Review Body.