Rona Fairhead

Scripps said to be meeting BBC Trust head to discuss UKTV

Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) will meet directly with the chair of the BBC Trust in an effort to advance its efforts to take control of channels group UKTV, according to a report in the Guardian. US pay TV operator Scripps bought into UKTV in 2011, when it paid Virgin Media £339 million (€475 million) for […]

BBC Trust should be scrapped, says chairman

BBC Trust chairman Rona Fairhead has called for the body she heads, which is charged with regulatory oversight of the BBC, to be scrapped and replaced with an external regulator after the public broadcaster’s Charter renewal in 2016. Speaking at the Oxford Media Convention, Fairhead highlighted the “complicated area of governance is the oversight of […]

BBC Trust chief calls for ‘public debate’ over future of the BBC

BBC Trust chairman Rona Fairhead has called for a “proper public debate” over the future, size and shape of the BBC as part of the corporation’s next charter review. In a speech to the Royal Television Society, Fairhead said that the Trust should be at the heart of the charter review debate and should not […]

New BBC Trust chairman takes up post

Rona Fairhead has started her new role as chairman of the BBC Trust today.  Fairhead was appointed at a meeting of the Privy Council yesterday. Fairhead was chairman and CEO of the Financial Times Group from 2006-13, having previously been group finance director of its parent company, Pearson. Prior to joining Pearson, she held a […]

Ex-Financial Times chief to oversee the BBC

The UK government has selected Rona Fairhead as its preferred candidate for the vacant role of chairman of the BBC Trust, the body that oversees the activities of the UK public broadcaster. Fairhead is a former chairman and CEO of the Financial Times Group, and former non-executive director of the Economist Group. She is a […]