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Tanni Grey Thompson Delighted To Join BBC Board

March 24, 2017

Paralympic champion Baroness Grey-Thompson has said she is delighted to be invited to join the BBC board.

The Cardiff-born peer is one of five non-executive members named by the BBC for the new body.

Cardiff University professor Ian Hargreaves is also included on the unitary board, which succeeds the BBC Trust and includes senior BBC managers.

The post for Wales remains vacant after Welsh ministers vetoed the UK Government’s choice of Dr Carol Bell.

“I am delighted to be asked to join the Board of the BBC at this exciting time of challenge and opportunity,” said Baroness Grey-Thompson.

She said she had “grown up as an avid fan” of the BBC and had been “fortunate over time to work for them in various guises”.

“The world is changing at a rapid pace and competition [in the media] is stronger than ever,” she added.

“I want the BBC to be a strong part of the future of broadcasting across the UK and around the world.”

Prof Hargreaves, a former newspaper editor and senior BBC manager, said: “I look forward to playing my part in working for an independent and creatively outstanding BBC.”

The position of a board member representing Wales is to be re-advertised following a dispute between the UK and Welsh governments over the appointment of Dr Bell.

A businesswoman with a background in the oil and gas industry, she has previously held board and trustee roles with S4C, National Museum Wales and the Wales Millennium Centre.

Alun Davies, the minister who handles broadcasting matters for the Welsh Government, wrote to UK Culture Secretary Karen Bradley saying he felt “dismay” at being asked to accept Dr Bell or re-open the process, rather than choose one of the other shortlisted candidates.

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  1. March 25, 2017 4:20 am

    Her Highnessssnessnesss Baroness Grey-Thompson in 2011 –

    (6 years later and still hasn’t read ‘The Fraud Act’? or heard of ‘Abuse’? or ‘Murder’?)
    Still covering-up those 2011 crimes?

    Misconduct in Public Office –

    Perverting The Course of Justice –


    Her Highnessssnessnesss Baroness Grey-Thompson in 2012 –

    Her Highnessssnessnesss Baroness Grey-Thompson Today –

    said she is delighted to be invited to join the Atos-BBC board.



    Cardiff University professor Ian Hargreaves

    Atos-Unum Centre for Psychosocial and Disability Research at Cardiff University –
    “Digital Wales Advisory Network (Welsh Government)”

    Atos Welsh Government –

    “2002-2010: Professor of Journalism, Cardiff University.”

    Love this bit –
    “The Creative Citizen Unbound: how social media and DIY culture contribute to democracy, communities and the creative economy”
    No Shit? (but won’t make bent cops honest or stuff public sector criminal nonces in prison where they belong)

    So nothing but more Fake News from Atos-BBC

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