Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications, wireless communications and postal services, has announced the appointment of a non-executive member to its Content Board.
Professor Philip Schlesinger has been appointed to the Content Board to represent the interests of the people of Scotland.
Philip has been a member of Ofcom’s Advisory Committee for Scotland since 2004 and its Chairman since 2009 – a role he will continue until the end of the year. His appointment to the Content Board begins on 1 December 2014 for a period of three years. The Content Board is the committee of the main Ofcom Board with delegated responsibility for TV and radio content issues, including setting and enforcing quality and standards. It includes members who represent each of the four nations of the UK. The UK and Scottish Governments were both consulted in making this appointment.
Professor Schlesinger is Professor in Cultural Policy at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research at the University of Glasgow. He is also Visiting Professor in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Deputy Director of CREATe, the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy. Alongside academic research work funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the European Commission, he has led a range of consultancy and research projects.
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