Philip Graf CBE, BSG Chairman, to take Ofcom Role

Philip Graf CBE, BSG Chairman, to take Ofcom Role

London, 23 November 2005

BSG Chairman to take Ofcom Role

Philip Graf CBE has been appointed as the new Deputy Chairman of Ofcom, taking effect from January 1st 2006. He will therefore step down from his role as Chairman of the Broadband Stakeholder Group at the end of the year.

Commenting on his new appointment, Philip Graf CBE said “I have enjoyed chairing the BSG over the last year. I am sure the insights I have gained will prove invaluable in my new role.” He added: “The sector is changing rapidly; and it is more important than ever for industry to engage with policy makers and regulators. The BSG provides a unique forum for that dialogue and will have my continued support in my new role at Ofcom.”

Antony Walker, CEO of the BSG said, “I’d like to thank Philip for the fantastic contribution he has made as Chairman of the BSG over the last year. With his background in the media, Philip brought unrivalled expertise to the BSG and helped shift the debate towards the exploitation of broadband by the public and private sectors and the development of new content, services and applications. It has been a pleasure working with him and I’d like to wish him every success in his new role.???

The BSG will to appoint a new Chairman early in the New Year.