Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Grow your own

Biting-the-hand-that-fed-them, the BBC Trust has invested in an opinion poll about whether or not the Government should appoint non-executive directors to a new unitary board that would, in most areas, replace the work of the BBC Trust..

ICM interviewed 2,001 adults over 23rd/24th March. 45% said the Government shouldn't be allowed to appoint any non-execs; 25% said the Government could appoint "some". 7% agreed with the Clementi report that, effectively, all non-execs could be appointed by the Governments of our fine Nations.

50% said it should fall to the Chair of the new Board to decide the majority of non-execs.

Currently all 12 Trustees are Government appointees - but then, they are asked to not intefere in the day-to-day operations of the DG and his team; the new Board would be all over it.

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