The deputy chair of Ofcom has been named as the UK media regulator’s interim chair, the DCMS has announced.
Maggie Carver will serve until June 30, 2020 while the process to find a permanent Chair is completed.
Ms Carver has been deputy chair since she joined Ofcom in September 2018. She is also chair of the the Racecourse Association and a Director of the British Horseracing Authority.
She has previously chaired news provider ITN, multiplex operator SDN, and the British Board of Film Classification, as well as being a director on the boards of Channel 5 Television, RDF Media plc, Satellite Information Services, armed forces broadcaster BFBS, and British Waterways.
This role is remunerated at £120,000 per annum.
Lord Burns left the post at the end of December.