Ofcom names content board members

Aled Eirug

Aled Eirug

UK regulator Ofcom has named two new members of its content board.

The regulator has appointed Aled Eirug and Zahera Herb to the board, which has delegated and advisory responsibility for a range of content issues, serving as Ofcom’s primary forum for the regulation of television, radio and video-on-demand quality and standards.

Eirug has over three decades of experience in media, including 10 years as head of news and current affairs at BBC Wales. He is currently a Member of the S4C Authority and chair of the British Council advisory committee in Wales. Eirug is joining as Ofcom’s content board member for Wales and will also sit on Ofcom’s advisory committee for Wales.

Harb is a senior lecturer in journalism at City University London with expertise and knowledge in minority language broadcasting. She is a board member of the Ethical Journalism Network.

The appointments take effect from December 1. Both are for three-year terms.

Tim Gardam, chairman of Ofcom’s content board, said: “Aled and Zahera offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise and will make a valuable contribution to Ofcom’s work. We look forward to welcoming them both.”