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Ofcom’s Sharon White to leave this year

Sharon White , chief executive of UK regulator, Ofcom, is leaving to become chair of the John Lewis Partnership, a retail organisation. She is expected to leave by the end of the year. She joined Ofcom in March 2015 from the UK Treasury where she was second permanent secretary. Lord Burns, Ofcom chairman, said: “Sharon has been an outstanding chief executive for Ofcom and will be missed by the whole organisation. Under Sharon’s leadership, Ofcom has helped to deliver ultrafast broadband, widespread 4G mobile and now 5G, and became the first independent regulator of the BBC. She leaves Ofcom as a regulator with a relentless focus on the consumer interest, making sure people and businesses can get the best out of their communications services.” The Ofcom board has started on the process to appoint a successor. Read more

  • Monday, 17 June 2019

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