Shirley Garrood To Join BBC Board As Non-Executive Director

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Shirley Garrood is joining the BBC Board as Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. She will take up post in July and will serve a four year team. Garrood replaces Simon Burke, whose term ends on July 3rd.

“I’m delighted that Shirley Garrood will be joining us on the Board. Shirley brings with her a wealth of experience and I’m confident she’ll make a great contribution to the BBC”, said BBC Chairman Sir David Clementi. “I’d also like to thank Simon Burke for the excellent work he has done over the past eight years, most recently in his roles as senior independent director and as chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.”

The BBC Board replaced the BBC Trust and BBC Executive Board as the governing body of the BBC in 2017, while Ofcom assumed the Trust’s regulatory functions. The Audit and Risk Committee is responsible for reviewing and maintaining oversight of the BBC’s corporate governance, particularly with respect to financial reporting, internal control and risk management.

Shirley Garrood was Chief Financial Officer of Henderson Group plc, a FTSE 250 investment management company, from 2009 – 2013. She is currently senior independent director, deputy chair and chair of the Audit Committee at esure Group plc, and senior independent director and chair of the Risk Committee at Hargreaves Lansdown plc, the FTSE100 financial services business.

“I have always been a fan of BBC programmes, so I am thrilled to support the Corporation as it aims to offer outstanding value for money in the digital age”, Shirley Garrood said in a statement. “I look forward to contributing to the future of the BBC as it informs, educates and entertains in ever changing times.”