Ofcom adds Nick Pollard to the board

Ofcom logoFormer Sky News boss and the head of the independent enquiry into the BBC’s handling of the Jimmy Savile affair, Nick Pollard, has been added to the Ofcom board.

The secretary of state for culture, media and sport, Karen Bradley, made the appointment, with Pollard to receive £42,519 per annum for his role at the UK broadcast regulator.

Pollard began his career as a local newspaper journalist on Merseyside in the late 1960s and has since worked for the BBC, ITN and for ten years as the head of Sky News. In 2012 he produced ‘The Pollard Report’ on the BBC’s handling of the Jimmy Savile affair.

He has been appointed as a member of the Ofcom Board for six months from 14 November 2016.

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