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New appointments to BBC Trust

Sir Roger Carr

Sir Roger Carr

The UK government has confirmed the appointment of the vice-chair and two trustees to the BBC’s governing body, the BBC Trust.

BAE Systems chairman Sir Roger Carr is to be appointed as the vice-chair of the BBC Trust for the period from May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2019.

Former BBC Radio 4 controller and current master of St Peter’s College, Oxford, Mark Damazer will be ordinary member of the BBC Trust from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2019.

Meanwhile, Mark Florman, co-founder and CEO of the merchant banking firm Maizels Westerberg, will become ordinary member of the BBC Trust and Trustee for England for the same time period.

The appointments were made by the Queen by order in council, on advice from ministers at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) through the Prime Minister.