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Former Financial Times CEO Rona Fairhead named preferred candidate to succeed Lord Patten as BBC Trust chair

on Aug 31, 2014 | 0 comments

By Stephen Lepitak

Former Financial Times Group chief executive, Rona Fairhead CBE has been named as the Government’s preferred candidate to take the chairman role at the BBC Trust.

Fairhead, who was chairman and CEO of the Financial Times Group for seven years until last year, has been singled out by the Government as its preferred choice to succeed Lord Chris Patten who stood down earlier this year citing health problems, following a stormy time in the role, which included the Jimmy Savile scandal and the departure of director general, George Entwistle.

As a result, Fairhead will now Read full story ›

Source: The Drum