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 […]

UK seeks broadcast deal but will exit EU’s Digital Single Market

The UK should look for options that will allow for continued ‘transfrontier broadcasting’ following Brexit, but will not remain part of the EU’s Digital Single Market, according to Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May. In her speech on Friday on the UK’s future economic partnership with the European Union, May addressed the ‘country of origin’ principle […]

RTÉ deputy chief exiting for Ofcom

The deputy director general of Irish pubcaster RTÉ, Kevin Bakhurst, is set to exit and join UK media regulator Ofcom. Bakhurst will become content group director at Ofcom, overseeing content and media policy at the watchdog. Bakhurst joined RTÉ is 2012 from the BBC, initially to become managing director of news and current affairs. He […]

Ofcom appoints 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 (US$430,000) 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 […]