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Ofcom has announced the appointment of Dame Patricia Hodgson and Dame Lynne Brindley as Non-Executive Members of Ofcom’s Board.

Dame Patricia Hodgson will join the Ofcom Board on 1 July 2011 and will become Deputy Chairman for a three year term, on the retirement of Philip Graf CBE, on 1 January 2012.

Dame Lynne Brindley begins her three year term on 1 September 2011.

Millie Banerjee CBE retires from the Ofcom Board on 30 June 2011.

Dame Patricia Hodgson is Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, a Non-Executive Director of the Competition Commission and Member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England. She was Chief Executive of the Independent Television Commission before it merged to form Ofcom in 2003. She is also currently a Member of the BBC Trust from which she will step down with immediate effect to take up her role at Ofcom.

Dame Lynne Brindley has been Chief Executive Officer of The British Library since 2000. She is a Member of the Arts & Humanities Research Council and a Board Member of the Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network. She is also a Member of the Strategic Management Board for super-fast broadband for Cornwall & the Scilly Isles from which she will resign on her appointment to Ofcom. She was formerly Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds, Director of Information Services at the London School of Economics and senior management consultant at KPMG.

The appointments were made by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.
Ofcom Chairman, Colette Bowe, said: “I am very pleased to be welcoming Patricia and Lynne to the Ofcom Board. They bring a wealth of experience and expertise which will greatly benefit Ofcom and I very much look forward to working with them over the next few years.

“I would also like to thank Millie Banerjee, who leaves the Ofcom Board at the end of June, for her significant contribution to Ofcom’s work over many years. Philip Graf will remain on the Board as Deputy Chairman until the end of this year but I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Philip for his contribution to Ofcom as Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Content Board, which we have greatly appreciated.”