Currie to step down as Ofcom Chairman

Ofcom has announced that David Currie will step down as Chairman of the Ofcom Board after Easter 2009. Currie was named as the inaugural Chairman of the regulator in July 2002.

The process to appoint his successor, which is an appointment by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, has begun—with Ofcom intending to advertise for the role of Chairman in September.

David Currie said "I look forward to working with Ofcom well into 2009 on such crucial matters as the development of policy on public service broadcasting, Next Generation Access and consumer protection. I continue to enjoy working with such distinguished colleagues and I am delighted that we have been able to arrange an orderly succession process."

David Currie was Professor of Economics at London Business School from 1988 to 2000 and Deputy Dean from 1992 to 1995 and again in 1999-2000. He was Dean of Cass Business School at City University from January 2001 to April 2007. He is Chairman of Trillium Investment Partners, a Board member of the Dubai Financial Services Authority and of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and an adviser to Unisys. He sits on the cross-benches in the House of Lords as Lord Currie of Marylebone.

DTG Staff  |  25.06.2008

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