The DTG welcomes John Whittingdale MP as the new culture minister and congratulates Ed Vaizey MP on his continued role at DCMS and BIS.
John Whittingdale has taken a strong interest in the media industry as chair of the Commons culture, media and sport select committee since 2005.
Ed Vaizey has been returned to his role of Minister of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. He launched the DTG’s Future of Innovation in Television Taskforce (FITT) report at the DTG Summit 2014.
Richard Lindsay-Davies, DTG chief executive officer, said: “John has demonstrated a passion for the media industry in his tenure as select committee chair, and we look forward to his leadership of this important department.
“We have enjoyed working with Ed since his appointment to DCMS in 2010, his input to the FITT report was very useful, and we are sure his knowledge of the broadcast sector will continue to prove valuable at both BIS and DCMS.”
DTG Staff | 15.05.2015