The director of Ofcom’s Content and Media Policy Group has been appointed to the Ofcom board.
Kevin Bakhurst joined Ofcom in 2016 and has overseen iwork on content standards and policy, including taking on regulation of the BBC and preparations to become the regulator for video sharing platforms in the UK.
Lord (Terry) Burns, Ofcom’s Chairman, said: “Kevin brings significant editorial experience, which will greatly benefit the Ofcom Board.”
Kevin Bakhurst added: “I’m looking forward to joining the Ofcom Board at a time when protecting audiences has never been more important.”
Bakhurst joined Ofcom from RTÉ, the public service broadcaster in the Republic of Ireland and before that had a long career at the BBC.