29 September 2010
Ofcom announces the appointment of four new non-executive directors to the Channel 4 Board. Each appointment is for an initial term of three years, starting on October 1 2010.
Three existing non-executive Board members' terms of office are also being extended by a further period of one year each.
Four new appointments
Currently a non-executive director of DTZ, where she is Chair of the Remuneration Committee, and SThree having been Chief Financial Officer until 2009 of Aegis and prior to that of BBDO Worldwide and Ogilvy and Mather Worldwide.
Chairman of the Board at Addleshaw Goddard and Head of the firm's Consumer and IP litigation practice having qualified as a solicitor with that firm.
Currently Managing Director of Waitrose having joined John Lewis as a graduate; Chair of the Prince's Rural Action Programme as part of Business in the Community and a Board member of the Consumer Goods Forum.
Previously Chief of Staff and Head of Corporate Development at Unilever and currently a non-executive director of Mothercare.
Stephen Hill's term of office has been extended until December 31 2011 and the terms of office for Martha Lane-Fox and Lord Puttnam (the Deputy Chairman of Channel 4) have been extended until January 31 2012.
Ofcom Chairman, Colette Bowe, said: "The combination of the new appointments and the extensions is intended to bring some new high quality commercial and professional skills onto the Channel 4 board whilst also providing stability by retaining some very strong individuals for the forthcoming year."
Channel 4 Chairman, Lord Burns, said: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank Karren Brady, Andy Mollett and Sue Ashtiany for their contribution as members of the Board of Channel 4. I would also like to welcome the four new non-executive directors. They join us as we enter a moment of change and creative renewal, led by David Abraham and his newly formed management team, and I look forward to working closely with them during the exciting challenges ahead."
Source: Ofcom Press Release
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