Insights Government confirms appointment of Lord Grade as new Ofcom Chair

Following a pre-appointment hearing with the DCMS Select Committee, Lord Grade has been appointed by the Secretary of State for four years from 1 May 2022 to 30 April 2026.

Lord Grade has had a long career in broadcasting, encompassing London Weekend Television, the BBC, ITV, as well as over nine years as Chief Executive of Channel Four Television. In May 2004 he was appointed Chairman of the BBC, succeeding Gavyn Davies, resigning in November 2006 when his appointment as Executive Chairman of ITV was announced, a post he relinquished in 2009.

Lord Grade was non-executive Chairman of Pinewood and Shepperton Film Studios for 16 years. He is non-executive Chairman of Talent Bank and of the production company StoryFirst. He is also on the advisory board of Miroma SET (formerly R4E Plc), a media and entertainment marketing company. To read the Government’s press release in full, click here.