25 February 2011
Following an open recruitment exercise, Lord Patten, former Governor of Hong Kong, former Government Minister and currently Chancellor of Oxford University, has been selected as the Government’s preferred candidate for appointment to the role of Chairman of the BBC Trust, in succession to Sir Michael Lyons.
The Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport has written to John Whittingdale OBE MP, Chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee. The Committee will hold a pre-appointment hearing with Lord Patten on 10 March.
The Committee’s conclusions will be considered carefully before deciding whether or not to proceed with the appointment.
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