Chris Patten

Lord Coe won’t run in BBC Trust race

Former athlete, Conservative politician and London Olympics chief Sebastian Coe has taken himself out of the running for the role of chairman of the BBC Trust. The position at the helm of the Trust, the organisation that oversees UK public broadcaster the BBC, is vacant after previous chair Chris Patten vacated the role after three […]

Sebastian Coe frontrunner for vacant BBC Trust chairman role

Sebastian Coe is being strongly tipped to become the next chairman of the BBC Trust, the organisation that oversees the running of UK public broadcaster the BBC. UK broadcaster ITV’s news operation was the first to report that Coe is being lined up for the position with numerous UK news outlets confirming the news, citing […]

BBC Trust chairman Patten steps down due to health

The chairman of the BBC Trust, the governing body of UK pubcaster the BBC, has resigned due to ill health. Chris Patten is standing down after having major heart surgery at the end of last month. He was due to remain in the role until the end of 2015. He has held the role for […]

BBC crisis claims more scalps as Patten begins search for new DG

Following the resignation of BBC director-general George Entwistle on Saturday, head of news Helen Boaden and deputy director of news Stephen Thomas have “stepped aside” for the duration of the ongoing Pollard enquiry into flagship current affairs show Newsnight. Head of newsgathering Fran Unsworth has been named as acting director of news, while Ceri Thomas, […]