Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has today announced that Suzanna Taverne has been appointed as a member of the BBC Trust for four years, beginning on 1 January 2012.
The BBC Trust is the governing body of the BBC, responsible for representing the interests of licence fee payers. It applies the principle of public value in holding to account the BBC Executive Board, which is responsible for the day-to-day management of the BBC. The Trust also ensures that the BBC’s activities are not anti-competitive and are consistent with a vibrant and dynamic broadcasting market.
Suzanna Taverne has worked at a high level in financial, media and cultural organisations. Currently a Non-Executive Director of the Nationwide Building Society and Ford Credit Europe, she is also a Further information Trustee of the Design Museum, the Shakespeare Schools Festival and the Consumer Credit Counselling Service. Previously, Taverne was Operations Director of Imperial College and Managing Director of the British Museum, responsible for delivering The Great Court - a £100 million millennium project.