Sharon White

Ofcom CEO Sharon White to step down

Ofcom CEO Sharon White is to step down towards the end of the year to become chairman of The John Lewis Partnership. White joined Ofcom in March 2015 from HM Treasury where she was Second Permanent Secretary. Lord Burns, Ofcom Chairman, said: “Sharon has been an outstanding Chief Executive for Ofcom and will be missed by […]

Ofcom: UK PSBs should pool content on a single digital platform

Ofcom chief executive Sharon White has called on the UK public service broadcasters (PSBs) to launch a single digital platform, urging the BBC to take a lead on forming the required partnerships. Speaking at Freeview’s Outside the Box event in London yesterday, the head of the UK broadcast regulator struck a note of “cautious optimism” […]

Ofcom calls on UK PSBs to ‘collaborate to compete’ in digital age

The UK’s public service broadcasters (PSBs) will increasingly need to collaborate in order to compete in an age of changing viewing habits and large digital rivals like Netflix and Amazon, according to Ofcom. Speaking at Deloitte and Enders Analysis’ ‘Media and Telecoms 2018 & Beyond’ conference in London yesterday, Ofcom CEO Sharon White called on the […]

Murdoch, Bradley and Clementi among RTS speakers

The UK’s Royal Television Society (RTS) has unveiled the line-up for its forthcoming Cambridge Convention. The biennial event, which takes place in Cambridge from September 13-15, will feature speakers including 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch, Ofcom CEO Sharon White, culture secretary of state Karen Bradley, BBC chairman David Clementi, and A&E Networks CEO Nancy […]

Ofcom: BT must open up but not separate from Openreach

BT must open up its Openreach infrastructure arm to competitors, but for now will not be forced to shed the unit entirely, according to Ofcom. Publishing the initial conclusions of its review of digital communications, the UK broadcast regulator said that it is necessary to overhaul Openreach’s governance and strengthen its independence from BT. Openreach should […]

Ofcom empowers people with slow broadband

UK broadband customers will be able to walk away from their contracts if speeds fall below “acceptable levels”, thanks to new Ofcom legislation.  In a strengthened version of the UK broadcast regulator’s Code of Practise, customers will be able to end their broadband contracts at any point, not just in the first three months, if […]

Ofcom mulls ‘lighter approach’ to regulation

Ofcom’s new CEO Sharon White has said that the UK broadcast regulator will look at whether it can take a lighter approach to regulation in light of changes to the TV and telco markets.  In an interview with the Financial Times, White said that the internet was “one of the big issues” she will look […]

Ofcom names new chief executive

Ofcom has appointed Sharon White as its chief executive. White joins from the UK Treasury where she is second permanent secretary. She will start in her new £275,000 (€347,000) a year position at the UK communications regulator in March 2015. At the Treasury, White is responsible for managing the UK’s public finances. She has held […]

Civil servant tipped for Ofcom top job

Civil servant Sharon White, who currently holds the top role in the Treasury overseeing the UK’s public finances, has been tipped to take the CEO role at broadcast regulator Ofcom. According to a Sky News report, White is understood to have been recommended to Culture Secretary Sajid Javid as Ofcom’s new chief executive, though the appointment […]