UK News: First Black Woman Appointed To Lead Media Regulator Ofcom

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The Guardian reports that Sharon White has been appointed the Chief Executive of Ofcom. White who is currently a senior Treasury official overseeing the UK’s spending cuts, will become the first black woman to lead the media industry regulator when she takes charge in March.

Ofcom’s chairman, Patricia Hodgson, said:

“Sharon brings with her an outstanding combination of intellect, political acumen and experience leading complex public organisations.

“The Ofcom board is confident that Sharon will provide the leadership and vision to ensure Ofcom continues to promote a thriving communications sector in the UK that operates in the public interest.”

White said:

“The communications sector is vital to the economy and delivers essential services to everyone in the UK. I look forward to starting in this fascinating job and building on Ofcom’s considerable track record.”

Congratulations Sharon. 

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