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Lord Burns appointed Channel 4 Chairman


Lord (Terry) Burns has been appointed as the next Chairman of Channel 4.

According to a statement released by Ofcom, Burns will join Channel 4’s Board immediately as Chairman-Designate. He succeeds Luke Johnson who retires on 27 January 2010 following two three-year terms.

Burns is Chairman of Abbey National plc, Glas Cymru Ltd (Welsh Water) and the Royal Academy of Music and a Non-Executive Director of Banco Santander S.A. and the Pearson Group plc and President of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.

He is a former Chief Economic Advisor and Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury, Chairman of Marks and Spencer plc and an Independent Adviser to the Secretary of State on the BBC Charter Review.

Written by DTG Team

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