Maggie Carver CBE Appointed as Interim Chair of Ofcom

The Secretary of State has appointed Maggie Carver CBE as the Interim Chair of Ofcom from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2020, whilst the appointment process for a permanent Chair is completed

Maggie Carver is currently Deputy Chair of Ofcom, a post she has held since she joined the Ofcom Board in September 2018. She is also Chair of the Racecourse Association and a Director of the British Horseracing Authority. She has extensive experience as a non-executive director, having served on the boards of 18 companies, public, private and not-for-profit. These include chairing news and programme 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. Maggie’s executive career was in investment banking, television production, broadcasting and retail.

This appointment has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. This role is remunerated at £120,000 per annum. The Government’s Governance Code requires that any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years is declared. This is defined as holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation or candidature for election. Maggie Carver has not declared any activity.