Lord Patten

BBC Trust chairman Patten steps down

The chairman of the BBC Trust, the governing body of UK pubcaster the BBC, has resigned due to ill health. Chris Patten He is standing down after having major heart surgery at the end of last month. He was due to remain in the role until the end of 2015. He has held the role […]

BBC announces major management shake-up, appoints former Sony CEO

The BBC’s governing body the BBC Trust said the corporation is due to undergo a major management shakeup, at the same time as it appointed former Sony chairman and CEO Sir Howard Stringer to its executive board. Announcing the conclusions of a governance review, the BBC said that there would be a series of changes […]

BBC reflects on year of “incredible highs” and “desperate lows”

The BBC will learn the lessons from a years of “incredible highs” and “desperate lows”, according to chairman Lord Patten. The BBC’s annual report, published yesterday, showed how far the BBC has met the objectives set out in its Delivery Quality First document an has highlighted its successes of the past year – including its […]

BBC Trust chairman to step down in 2015

The chairman of the BBC’s governing body, Lord Patten, has said that he will step down after his four-year term in charge ends in 2015.  Speaking at the unveiling of BBC Worldwide’s annual report yesterday, the BBC Trust chairman said “I have no present intention of seeking a second term,” though said he may consider […]